Long Island Ducks Sign Lenny DiNardo

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.

The Ducks' roster includes former big leaguers Ruddy LugoJ.R. HouseLew FordJohn Rodriguez and, as of Monday, Duaner Sanchez.

9 Responses to Long Island Ducks Sign Lenny DiNardo Leave a Reply

  1. NOT KIDDING 4 years ago

    Didn’t Ricky Henderson play for the L.I. Ducks? or am I totally off base there.

  2. wkkortas 4 years ago

    I believe this post officially makes it a slow news day.

  3. wickedkevin 4 years ago

    Kind of surprising…?

  4. Fascinating, this is fascinating

  5. JacksTigers 4 years ago

    That lucky duck.

  6. Guest 4 years ago

    It seems like 80% of former major leaguers signing in independent leagues, occurs with the Long Island Ducks.

  7. ima_robot_beepbeepbeep 4 years ago

    J.R. House’s career has always been an enigma to me.

    With all the turds that have managed to leech onto MLB rosters over the years how has a catcher with some pretty decent minor league #’s not gotten more chances at the majors?

    • bigpat 4 years ago

      I’ve always wondered why the Astros never wanted to give Clemens’ kid a shot with how he rakes in the minors. Sure I doubt he plays great defense and he’s probably a quad A guy but when they are trotting out bums like Quintero and Towels, and they are the Astros, what do they have to lose? Catchers are a weird group.

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