July 19, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Jeremy Accardo (57) throws a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Cleveland Indians 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
While Felix Hernandez was pitching his way to perfection and Melky Cabrera was cleaning out his locker yesterday, several small moves and transactions went under the radar. Here's everything you may have missed from a crazy day of baseball:
- The Oakland Athletics signed free agent right-hander Jeremy Accardo to a minor league deal and assigned him to Triple-A, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The 30-year-old righty, who had a 4.58 ERA in thirty-five and a third innings for Cleveland this year, was released by the Indians last week.
- The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right-hander Daniel Cabrera from the Pittsburgh Pirates' Triple-A affiliate, according to MLB.com's transactions page. The 31-year-old Cabrera, who last pitched in the big leagues in 2009, has 4.42 ERA in twenty-one minor league starts this year. It is unknown who, if anyone, the Pirates received in the deal.
- The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent third baseman Dallas McPherson and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis, reports Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects. The 32-year-old former top prospect turn journeyman minor leaguer was hitting .253/.335/.463 with twelve home runs in sixty-one games for the White Sox Triple-A affiliate.
- The St. Louis Cardinals purchased the contract of first baseman Brock Peterson from the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League and assigned him to Triple-A, reports Brian Walton of the Cardinal Nation. Peterson will fill the gap left by first baseman Mike Adams, who had to undergo season-ending surgery.