OAKLAND, Calif. – The Oakland Athletics announced today that they have selected right-handed pitcher Jeremy Accardo from Triple-A Sacramento, expanding the Major League roster to 35 players. In a corresponding move, third baseman Brandon Inge was transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.
Accardo, 30, was designated for assignment by the Cleveland Indians Aug. 5 and cleared waivers and became a free agent Aug. 11. He was signed by the A’s and assigned to Sacramento on Aug. 15. The 6-1, 200-pound veteran reliever has pitched in parts of eight Major League seasons with San Francisco (2005-06), Toronto (2006-10), Baltimore (2011) and Cleveland (2012), recording a 10-20 mark and 4.27 ERA with 38 saves in 261 career appearances.
Accardo originally signed a minor league contract with the Indians Jan. 19, and posted a 0-0 record and 4.58 ERA (18 er, 35.1 ip) with 28 strikeouts and 16 walks in 26 relief appearances this season. His best campaign came in 2007 with the Blue Jays, when he registered a 4-4 mark and 2.14 ERA with 30 saves in 64 appearances, allowing only 51 hits in 67.1 innings while striking out 57 and walking 24 batters.
In seven relief outings with Sacramento, Accardo scrolled a 1-0 record and 1.17 ERA in 7.2 innings, yielding seven hits while fanning four and issuing three bases on balls.