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Kimball, Accardo sent down

Mar 22, 2013, 5:03 PM EST

VIERA, Fla. — The Nationals trimmed their spring training roster down to 32 today, cutting right-handers Cole Kimball and Jeremy Accardo prior to their exhibition game against the Tigers.

Kimball, who was optioned to Class AAA Syracuse, impressed this spring, allowing two runs on only three hits over 6 1/3 innings. Nearly two months removed now from major shoulder surgery, he’s slated to open the season as Syracuse’s closer and would be among the first relievers considered for promotion should the Nationals need bullpen help.

Accardo was re-assigned to minor-league camp after allowing four earned runs on 13 hits over seven innings. The 31-year-old reliever has appeared in 262 big-league games over eight seasons with the Giants, Blue Jays, Orioles, Indians and Athletics.

  1. Theophilus T. S. - Mar 22, 2013 at 6:00 PM

    Players' penultimate nightmare:http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/03/22/breaking-mlb-sues-biogeneis-anthony-bosch-claims-interference-with-contract/related/MLB sues Biogenesis. Notwithstanding the author's derogation of the merits of the lawsuits, this is how MLB gets its hands on the documents it wants. Assume (almost a certainty) Biogenesis files a Motion to Dismiss, MLB says, "Not so fast, Your Honor; we should be allowed to take discovery to find out whether Defendants are in possession of facts necessary to support our complaint."

  2. SonnyG10 - Mar 22, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    Like to see Kimball back, not so much Accardo.

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