The Pirates are deeply interested in Accardo.

Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are "deeply interested" in relief pitcher Jeremy Accardo.  The last player the Pirates were "deeply interested" in was Scott Olsen.  Today, the Pirates agreed on a deal with Olsen, although the deal isn't finalized yet.

Accardo has been a strong back of the bullpen reliever at times in his career.  His best season was in 2007, when he put up a 2.14 ERA in 67.1 innings, with a 7.6 K/9 and a 3.2 BB/9 ratio.  He is coming off a down year in 2010, with an 8.10 ERA in five appearances.  He has a mid-90s fastball and a good slider, although he has dealt with control issues over the last two seasons.

Accardo was recently non-tendered by the Toronto Blue Jays.  He has two years of control rem...

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