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David Aardsma


Aardsma was recalled by the Cubs from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. The right-hander pitched a perfect sixth inning of relief, striking out two in Chicago's 10-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.


Aardsma was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Sunday.


Aardsma was sent to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday after reliever Scott Williamson was activated from the 15-day disabled list. Aardsma, a right-handed reliever, went 1-0 with a 5.89 ERA in 18 appearances for the Cubs. "We didn't want to send him down either," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said. "He's been throwing good, but somebody had to go when Williamson came off the disabled list and they both do kind of the same job."


The Chicago Cubs placed rookie utilityman Angel Pagan on the 15-day disabled list Sunday and recalled Aardsma to take his spot on the 25-man roster. Aardsma, a 24-year-old right-hander acquired from San Francisco in the LaTroy Hawkins trade last May, was 1-0 with two saves in five scoreless appearances for Triple-A Iowa this season.


The San Francisco Giants traded Aardsma and fellow righthander Jerome Williams to the Chicago Cubs on Saturday, in exchange for veteran reliever LaTroy Hawkins. Aardsma debuted with the Giants as a reliever in 2004, but he has spent the new season starting for Double-A Norwich. The 23-year-old righthander was 6-2 with a 2.93 ERA in nine games, allowing 44 hits over 46 innings while walking 13 and striking out 30.