Accardo's last stand; Bergesen and Davis officially promoted
Reliever Jeremy Accardo was designated for assignment after another rocky outing in which he gave up the decisive runs in tonight's 8-4 loss. The team has 10 days to trade him, pass him through waivers and reassign him to Triple-A Norfolk or grant him his outright release.
The move was one of four announced after the game. The Orioles called up pitcher Brad Bergesen and infielder Blake Davis from Triple-A Norfolk and optioned infielder Ryan Adams back to the Tides roster.
Though Accardo's won-loss record (3-3) and ERA (5.29) don't jump out at you, he had given up 55 baserunners in 32 1/3 innings.
It also certainly didn't help his cause that he allowed three of the four hitters that he faced tonight to reach base, including a four-pitch walk to Nationals reliever Sean Burnett. It was Burnett's first at-bat since 2009.
The Orioles also optioned second baseman Ryan Adams back to Norfolk, and selected the contract of Blake Davis to take his place. Brad Bergesen was recalled to take Accardo's spot.
Bergesen will likely be used in the bullpen and if he hasn't pitched, he'll emerge as a candidate to make Tuesday's start if Jeremy Guthrie is unable to