Minor Moves: Vasquez, Accardo

Here's your rundown of Wednesday's minor moves from around the league…

  • Esmerling Vasquez has signed with the Lancaster Barnstormers and made his debut with the club last night, according to the team's official website.  The Twins released the right-hander earlier this week.  Vasquez posted a 5.68 ERA in six starts for Minnesota last season and a 4.66 ERA over 137 relief innings with the Diamondbacks from 2009-11.
  • The Nationals have released right-hander Jeremy Accardo from Triple-A Syracuse, according to the International League transactions page. Accardo, 31, posted a 5.56 ERA with 7.1 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9 in 22 2/3 innings for the Chiefs this season, though he has a career 2.94 ERA in 196 innings at the Triple-A level. Accardo has significant Major League experience, as he's posted a 4.30 ERA in 284 2/3 big league innings. He saved 30 games as the Blue Jays' closer back in 2007.
  • Six players currently reside in DFA limbo: Eric Thames of the Mariners, Carlos Marmol of the Cubs, Wade LeBlanc and Ross Seaton of the Astros, Francisley Bueno of the Royals and Jose Valverde of the Tigers.


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