The Cleveland Indians have signed reliever Jeremy Accardo to a minor league deal, according to Jerry Crasnick via twitter. The Phillies were apparently also interested. The Indians are confirming the deal, according to Paul Hoynes.
Accardo, 30, enters his 8th season, most of which he spent with the Toronto Blue Jays. However, in December 2010 the Blue Jays chose not to tender him a contract, making him a free agent. The Baltimore Orioles signed him to a 1-year, $1 million and change deal for 2011, where he pitched 37 innings of 5.73 ERA ball, after which he was out-righted and became a free agent again.
Accardo is a career 4.22 ERA reliever, though his numbers clearly say he's on the wrong side of his peak.
- Twitter / @jcrasnick - "Reliever Jeremy Accardo has agreed to a minor-leagud deal with #Indians. The #Phillies had also expressed interest."
Twitter / @hoynsie - "Indians confirm signing of RHP Jeremy Accardo. Had 30 sv season for Tor. in 2007. Went 3-3 with 5.73 ERA last year for Blt. in 31 app."
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