Tampa, FL (Sports Network) - The New York Yankees have signed reliever David Aardsma to a one-year contract with a club option for 2013.
The 30-year-old right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery last July 22.
Prior to missing the 2011 season, Aardsma had served as Seattle's closer for two years, recording 38 saves in 2009 and 31 in 2010.
For his career, he has compiled a 13-15 record with a 4.20 earned run average in 254 appearances with the Giants, Cubs, White Sox, Red Sox and Mariners.
The Yankees are expected to transfer reliever Pedro Feliciano to the 60-day disabled list as the corresponding move.