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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.

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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.

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