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After years of bouncing around, David Aardsma hopes to find home with Dodgers

After years of bouncing around, David Aardsma hopes to find home with Dodgers

He is baseball’s ultimate leadoff hitter, its definitive No. 1 starter, the first name penciled on history’s all-time lineup card. Now he’d settle for a job. Meet David Aardsma, tops in the baseball encyclopedia but buried on the Dodgers depth chart. After spending a roller-coaster career as baseball’s alphabetic ace, he is hoping to become a Dodgers reliever. “I’d like to be known for something more than my last name,” he says with a grin. That name is the first one listed in the game’s annals, ahead of Hank Aaron. But right now the 33-year-old journeyman right-hander is more interested in finishing ahead of Sergio Santos and...

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