SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 07: Pitcher Jeremy Accardo #50 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches against the New York Yankees during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Ed Smith Stadium on March 7, 2011 in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
A couple of minor transactions were made today involving a trio of pitchers...
Another American League team, the Kansas City Royals, claimed lefty reliever Aaron Laffey from the New York Yankees on outright waivers. To make room for Laffey, the Royals designated right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez for assignment. The club made the announcements via Twitter.
Accardo, 29, pitched 37.2 innings out of the bullpen for Baltimore in 31 games. The 29-year-old posted a 5.73 ERA, but pitched better than that according to his peripheral numbers.
Laffey, 26, threw 53,1 innings in relief for the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees this season. The southpaw posted a 3.88 ERA, and most of the damage came from right-handed batters, who hit .358/.414/.525 in 135 plate appearances. Laffey could be a decent option out of the 'pen with the platoon advantage.