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June 22, 2011

Accardo clears waivers, accepts Triple-A assignment

Right-handed reliever Jeremy Accardo, who was designated for assignment Sunday after compiling a 3-3 record and a 5.29 ERA in 25 appearances, has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Norfolk.

Neither was a big surprise. Accardo, one of the Orioles' offseason bullpen additions, was really struggling, having allowed runs in five of his last six appearances.

He could have refused the assignment and elected to become a free agent, but that would have meant losing a pretty nice salary for the rest of the season. Because of the way his contract is structured, Accardo will be paid a pro-rated remaineder of $300,000 during his time at Triple-A Norfolk.

Posted by Jeff Zrebiec at 6:45 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: Minors


cleared waivers--accepts AAA assgnmt---GREAT---like Billy Squier said..."Everybody wants you..."

Nobody wants Oriole droppings.

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