The Phillies are trolling for bullpen depth and talking to reliever Jeremy Accardo about a minor league deal, tweets ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. Accardo became a free agent in October about being outrighted by the Orioles.
Accardo, 30, posted a 5.73 ERA, 5.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9, 1.19 HR/9, and 37.4% groundball rate in 37 2/3 innings for the Orioles this year. The Arizona resident was designated for assignment in June and accepted a Triple-A assignment, but was re-added to the 40-man in September.
So far, the Phillies have signed Dave Bush, Scott Elarton, Pat Misch, David Purcey, Brian Sanches, Raul Valdes, Tuffy Gosewisch, Steve Lerud, Kevin Frandsen, Hector Luna, Pete Orr, Lou Montanez, and Scott Podsednik to minor league deals.