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Jeremy Accardo taken off 40-man roster

The Orioles have taken right-handed reliever Jeremy Accardo off their 40-man roster. He cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Because of service time, he can refuse the assignment and elect free agency.

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Since he spent most of the season in the minors, it wouldn't be surprising if he looked elsewhere for a 40-man spot.

Accardo, 29, had two stints with the Orioles this season, going 3-3 with a 5.73 ERA in 31 games. He has spent parts of seven seasons in the majors. The Orioles signed him last offseason when he wasn't tendered a contract by the Toronto Blue Jays.

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The Orioles' 40-man roster is currently at 39.

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