Tag:Jeremy Accardo
Posted on: February 21, 2011 3:09 pm
Edited on: February 21, 2011 3:40 pm

Report: Simon could be released from jail

Alfredo SimonAlfredo Simon could be released from a Dominican prison within the next week-to-10 days, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli writes.

Simon is expected to be cleared in the shooting death of his 25-year old cousin in the Dominican Republic in a New Year's celebration, Ghiroli writes, citing two sources. Authorities are reportedly investigating another suspect in the crime, which could help his case.

The Orioles placed Simon on the restricted list last week to make room for Vladimir Guerrero. He can remain on the list until he is able to rejoin the team, but is not paid and doesn't accrue service time. He could, however, be ready to join the team for spring training.

"We fully expect him to be back up -- and pitching very soon," one of his agents, Phil Isaac, told MLB.com.

Simon served as the Orioles' closer for a time last season, picking up 17 saves to go along with a 4-2 record and a 4.93 ERA in 49 games. He was replaced by Koji Uehara last season.

Since then, the Orioles added former Blue Jays closer Kevin Gregg, as well David Riske and Jeremy Accardo to the bullpen. The team is long on relievers and it could be tough for Simon to break camp with the team -- although, compared to the future he was facing, a trip to Norfolk, Va., doesn't sound too bad right about now.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: December 14, 2010 5:12 pm

O's signing Accardo

Accardo Jeremy Accardo is an Oriole, agreeing to a one-year deal that will pay the righty $1.08 million as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reveals.

That figure is the same amount Accardo earned in 2010 while amassing just 6 2/3 innings at the big-league level. However, the ex-Blue Jay will certainly see more time out of the bullpen with Baltimore. After all, the O's wouldn't shell out over a million bucks for a free-agent reliever just to bury him.

Accardo has been upset with his treatment in Toronto for some time after posting a 2.14 ERA in 67 1/3 innings in 2007 and then struggling to get innings the next three seasons, instead having to spend his time in Triple-A.

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: December 6, 2010 5:19 pm

Pirates have Doumit in RF, want Accardo

Accardo The Pirates are chasing Jeremy Accardo (pictured) to add to the bullpen, and their interest is clearly very high as Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

While not many players care to make Pittsburgh their destination, Accardo may be an exception as he is itching to get major-league face time after the last three seasons saw him stuck in Triple-A much to his chagrin after a 2.14 ERA in 67 1/3 innings for the 2007 Blue Jays. Since then, he's compiled 43 2/3 innings of work in three years with a 4.53 ERA. In Triple-A this past season, Accardo finished with a 3.48 ERA in 44 innings.

Kovacevic also said that GM Neal Huntington sees Ryan Doumit as the starting right fielder for the Bucs. Doumit was displaced at catcher when Chris Snyder was acquired from the Diamondbacks and is still due $5.2 million in his last guaranteed year of his contract. That doesn't mean Doumit is a lock to be the right fielder given Huntington termed the situation "as we sit right now."

-- Evan Brunell

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Posted on: December 3, 2010 12:28 am
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:37 am

Russell Martin among those non-tendered

The deadline to tender contracts was Thursday night at 11:59 p.m., and here's the players who were not tendered contracts and are now free agents:

A's: Edwin Encarnacion, Jack Cust, Travis Buck

Angels: Kevin Frandsen

Astros: Sammy Gervacio

Blue Jays: Jeremy Accardo, Fred Lewis

Braves: Matt Diaz

Brewers: Todd Coffey, Joe Inglett

Diamondbacks: Blaine Boyer, Ryan Church, Augie Ojeda, D.J. Carrasco

Dodgers: Russell Martin, George Sherrill, Trent Oeltjen

Giants: Eugenio Velez, Chris Ray

Mariners: Ryan Rowland-Smith

Marlins: Jose Veras, Ronny Paulino

Mets: Chris Carter, Sean Green, John Maine

Nationals: Wil Nieves, Joel Peralta, Chein-Ming Wang

Orioles: Matt Albers

Padres: Scott Hairston, Tony Gwynn Jr., Luis Perdomo, Matt Antonelli

Pirates: Lastings Milledge, Argenis Diaz, Donnie Veal, Brian Burres

Rangers: Dustin Nippert

Rays: Lance Cormier, Willy Aybar, Dioner Navarro, J.P. Howell

Red Sox: Hideki Okajima, Taylor Buchholz, Andrew Miller

Rockies: Manny Delcarmen

Royals: Josh Fields

Tigers: Zach Miner

White Sox: Bobby Jenks, Erick Threets

Yankees: Alfredo Aceves, Dustin Mosley

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: August 31, 2010 5:55 pm
Edited on: August 31, 2010 9:53 pm

Jays' Accardo remains stuck in Triple-A

Jeremy Accardo Jeremy Accardo clearly has had enough of Triple-A, having spent the majority of the last two seasons at that level despite no overwhelming reason for Toronto to keep him there.

Even Triple-A pitching coach Dave LaRoche says Accardo has no business in the minors.

"Actually, his stuff might be better this year," LaRoche told the Las Vegas Review-Journal of Accardo's second season in Triple-A. "He can get frustrated, but I try to remind him he's not just pitching for Toronto, he's pitching for all the rest of the teams, too, because there are scouts at every game, almost."

Accardo posted a 2.14 ERA in 67 1/3 innings for the Jays in 2007, notching 30 saves. It's been all downhill from there, as the righty was injured much of 2008. He made 26 appearances for the big-league team in 2009, posting a 2.55 ERA, but spent most of the year with Las Vegas. He had an even 3.00 ERA in 30 innings, showing enough for a big-league job -- which he thought he would get with new GM Alex Anthopoulous.

"I was lied to a lot last year, where I was told one thing and something else ended up happening," Accardo said. "That didn't sit well with me, but I turned [over] a [new] leaf and we talked and [Anthopoulous] told me everything's going to change, and really things haven't changed."

Accardo broke spring training with the team but did not pitch for two straight weeks before coughing up six runs in 6 2/3 innings and earning a demotion.

"That's not setting someone up for success in my eyes," Accardo said. "I'm not making excuses … but it's tough to get in a groove when you don't pitch."

As the closer for Las Vegas, Accardo has 23 saves and a 3.56 ERA, showing yet again there's nothing in the minors for him -- not for a pitcher he feels is better than 2007.

"I might not have the same fastball as I did, but I don't need it," Accardo said. "I can hit corners, sink and cut and do different things. I've learned how to pitch instead of just throw, which is better."

So... a better pitcher stuck in Triple-A for a second straight year. One would think he would be frustrated, much like he was last season. Not so, not with a wife and child.

"Those two things right there are the only reasons why this has been a great year," said Accardo, 28. "If I didn't have my wife [Carly] and my son [Larson] and my family, it would be just like last year, [and I'd be] a little miserable and bitter."

Accardo has no idea if he'll be called up to join the bullpen once rosters expand to 40, but the good news for the righty is that he is eligible for arbitration. Making $1.08 million, it's doubtful Toronto will allocate that money again to him, likely non-tendering him and making him a free agent.

-- Evan Brunell

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