DiNardo to A's
Cross Lenny DiNardo off your list of potential Red Sox closers for 2007 because he's headed for Oakland.
The Athletics announced today that the team claimed the former Sox lefthander off waivers.
In addition, the Red Sox announced that outfielder J.D. Drew, who signed a $70 million deal with Boston as a free agent on January 26, was officially added to the 40-man roster. Drew's deal had to be reviewed by major league baseball and the Sox needed an open slot on its 40-man roster for Drew.
The 27-year old DiNardo went 1-2 with a 7.85 ERA in 13 games, including six starts, with Boston in 2006. He missed missed 92 games after straining his neck in May. DiNardo came back from the disabled list on Aug. 31 and made one start and five relief appearances for the Red Sox in September.
To make room for DiNardo on Oakland's 40-man roster, the A's designated outfielder Hiram Bocachica for assignment.