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Accardo Added; Inge Sent to 60

September 23, 2012

The A’s used nine pitchers yesterday. They pitched a combined thirteen and two-thirds innings, and threw 271 pitches. That tires out a staff. With that, the A’s called up Jeremy Accardo who they signed earlier this summer. Accardo designated for assignment by Cleveland pitched seven and two-thirds innings with Sacramento throwing 4.7 K/9 and 3.5 BB/9 without allowing a home run. He had a 1.17 ERA and 3.72 FIP. Aside from that brief stint with the River Cats this year he pitched in 26 games for the Tribe this season amassing 7.1 K/9, 4.1 BB/9 and 0.8 HR/9 in 35 1/3 innings for a 4.58 ERA and 3.97 FIP. He was worth 0.1 WAR on the year, while getting hit a bit harder than one would expect with a .333 BABIP out of line with his .301 career mark. As I noted at the time of his signing, Accardo has lost a lot of life on his fastball, with it having been 94.6 mph in 2007 (the earliest for which figures are available) and then falling every year to the 91.0 mph he has featured thus far, this year in his time in MLB with Cleveland.

Over the course of his career which has spanned 2005 to the present and included stints in San Francisco, primarily Toronto, Baltimore and Cleveland he has pitched in 282 2/3 innings over 261 games with 6.5 K/9, 3.5 BB/9 and 0.8 HR/9 for a 4.06 FIP to go with his 4.27 ERA. Can’t imagine Accardo gets much use down the stretch, he is just there in case the A’s play any more extra inning games and find themselves strapped for live arms.

Accardo was not on the 40-man roster so to get him on the roster, Brandon Inge was moved from the 15 to the 60-day disabled list.

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