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Indians sign Jeremy Accardo to a minor league contract

Jan 19, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

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From ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick comes word that the Indians have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with veteran reliever Jeremy Accardo.

The deal includes an invatiaton to major league spring training, where Accardo will presumably get a chance to win a spot in the Cleveland bullpen.

The 30-year-old right-hander posted a rough 5.71 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in 37 2/3 innings last season for the Orioles, issuing 18 walks against just 23 strikeouts. He hasn’t been the same since 2007, when he had a 2.14 ERA in 67 1/3 innings and converted 30-of-35 save opportunities as the Blue Jays’ closer.

  1. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Jan 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM

    He fits in perfectly with the Tribe’s long list of players who have not been the same since 2007.

  2. takemytalentstosoutheuclid - Jan 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    The next thing you’re going to tell me is they signed Fred Lewis… Sheesh

  3. jwbiii - Jan 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

    Gregorio Petit, too. The Clippers are going to be loaded, Craig!

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