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.
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.