The Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League signed left-hander Lenny DiNardo, the team announced on its website. The Red Sox signed DiNardo to a minor league deal in December and he pitched for Boston this spring, but did not make the club's Opening Day roster.
After signing with the A's last year, the 31-year-old spent the 2010 season in the minors and posted a 3.53 ERA with 5.3 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 in 51 innings as a starter. DiNardo, who last appeared in the Major Leagues for the 2009 Royals, has experience in parts of six big league seasons. He has a 5.36 ERA with 4.6 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 257 career innings for the Red Sox, A's and Royals.