The Indians have agreed to sign right-handed reliever Jeremy Accardo to a minor league deal, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick tweets. The Phillies also expressed interest in the Lapa/Leventhal client.
Accardo, who turned 30 last month, posted a 5.73 ERA with 5.5 K/9, 4.3 BB/9 and a 37.4% ground ball rate in 37 2/3 innings for the Orioles in 2011. The seven-year veteran also logged 33 1/3 innings at Triple-A, where he posted a 2.16 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9. Baltimore outrighted Accardo off of the 40-man roster in October and he elected free agency.
This guy is garbage.
Has a huge ego too.
Mike R Christian
he does have a tendancy to blame others for his failures and is quick to take the credit for any success he has…from what i’ve read anyway
Right on the money.. you read right.
I am confused. The Indians Waive/DFA Josh Judy and now they pick up Jeremy Accardo today. Can someone elucidate as to why? While, I have nothing against Accardo and I know nothing about his ego (stated below). I saw him pitch practically every game and came to the determination that he just wasn’t very good. Perhaps there is something in GM’s Chris Antonetti Peace Pipe to make him think otherwise. Either that or he’s been drinking Orange Kool Aid and not telling anybody. =P
Accardo won’t take up a 40-man roster spot, for starters. I’d say the two are irrelevant to one another.
It can’t hurt.
Antonetti and Ross Atkins who is in charge of talent prevention for the minor leagues are constantly amazing me with their mad skills. I know many of these signings are to fill minor league positions and perhaps add depth but really…if not for garnering talent from other teams after losing big name players to free agency, our ability to turn minor leaguers into major leaguers is seriously lacking.
Phillip Peachock Sr.
Looks like we are collecting over the hill minor league players!
Send him toColumbus and use him in a trade for a RHP reliever instead.