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Lenny DiNardo | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (38) / 9/19/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Stetson
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 3 (0) / NYM

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Athletics signed LHP Lenny DiNardo to a minor league contract.
DiNardo had recently signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League after being released by the Red Sox after spring training. The 31-year-old left-hander previously pitched with Oakland from 2007-08, but hasn't appeared in the major leagues since 2009 as a member of the Royals. The A's are dealing with a number of injuries in their starting rotation right now, so DiNardo will serve as depth with Triple-A Sacramento. Sat, May 21, 2011 12:08:00 PM

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The Long Island Ducks of of the independent Atlantic League have signed left-hander Lenny DiNardo.

DiNardo was a non-roster invitee with the Red Sox during spring training, but was released after failing to make the team. The 31-year-old left-hander spent most of last season with Triple-A Sacramento in the Athletics' organization. He has a 5.36 ERA over parts of six seasons in the majors between the Red Sox, Royals and Athletics.
Thu, Apr 14, 2011 11:44:00 AM

Red Sox released LHP Lenny DiNardo.

DiNardo was in camp on a minor league deal but had little chance of making the team. He'll try to latch on somewhere else.
Fri, Apr 1, 2011 08:26:00 AM

The Red Sox have agreed to a contract with left-hander Lenny DiNardo, according to Rob Bradford of

The Red Sox are just waiting for the results of an MRI before they make everything official. DiNardo, 31, pitched for Boston from 2004-06 to mixed results. Things have not gone well for the past couple of years in Oakland and he's probably going to have to spend the early parts of 2011 in Triple-A.
Wed, Dec 15, 2010 08:35:00 PM

It turns out Lenny DiNardo (elbow surgery) may not be done for the season as initially thought.

The left-hander was thought to be out for the year following surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, but he is already throwing at the team's minor-league complex in Arizona. Director of Player Development Keith Lieppman described DiNardo's recovery as "miraculously quick." Despite the good news, it's unlikely that the lefty will appear in a game for the A's this year.
Wed, Aug 4, 2010 12:55:00 PM

Athletics reassigned LHP Lenny DiNardo, RHPs Fernando Hernandez and Marcus McBeth, C Josh Donaldson, 2B Adrian Cardenas, IFs Gregorio Petit and Eric Sogard, and OFs Corey Brown and Matt Carson to minor league camp.

The Athletics made roster cuts today and DiNardo and second baseman Adrian Cardenas were the biggest names. DiNardo had been battling a strained arch and was working on a new motion, so he can get healthy and try out the new delivery in the minors. Cardenas is almost ready for the major leagues but because he lacks impact power or speed is more of a decent prospect than an elite one.
Sun, Mar 21, 2010 01:34:00 PM

Lenny DiNardo is working on a new side-arm motion with bullpen coach Ron Romanick.

Gotta try something new. The 30-year-old left-hander has a 5.36 ERA in 94 major league appearances. Romanick thinks the new arm angle could give him an advantage, especially against left-handed hitters. We'll see. DiNardo missed only one day after he was diagnosed with a strained arch in his left foot on Tuesday.
Thu, Feb 25, 2010 03:41:00 PM

Lenny DiNardo (foot) is hoping to resume throwing on Wednesday.

DiNardo was diagnosed with a strained arch in his left foot Tuesday and was labeled "day-to-day" by team trainers. The 30-year-old southpaw is fighting for a spot in the A's bullpen and needs to get back on a mound quickly. He had a lousy 10.13 ERA and 2.63 WHIP for the Royals last season.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 09:50:00 AM

Lenny DiNardo has been diagnosed with a strained arch in his left foot and is being called "day-to-day."

It's a long spring and DiNardo should be just fine in a few days. He was signed to a minor league contract this winter and is fighting for a spot in the A's bullpen. The 30-year-old left-hander threw up a 10.13 ERA and 2.63 WHIP in five starts for the Royals last season.
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 12:24:00 PM

Athletics signed LHP Lenny DiNardo to a minor league contract.

The deal comes with an invitation to spring training, where DiNardo will try to land a spot in the Oakland bullpen. He posted a 10.13 ERA and 2.63 WHIP in five starts for the Royals last season.
Fri, Jan 8, 2010 04:24:00 PM

Lenny DiNardo has opted for free agency rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha.

DiNardo put together an excellent season in the minors, but was punished to the tune of a 10.13 ERA and 2.63 WHIP in five starts with the Royals down the stretch. The 30-year-old southpaw will take his 5.36 career ERA elsewhere.
Thu, Nov 12, 2009 10:50:00 AM

Lenny DiNardo was tagged for seven runs -- five earned -- over one-plus inning in a 10-7 loss to the Twins on Friday night.

DiNardo didn't last long, failing to record an out in the second inning before being relieved by Victor Marte. He threw 46 pitches over the inning-plus of work, allowing six hits -- including a homer -- while walking two and striking out none. He finishes at 0-3 with a 9.28 ERA and 2.58 WHIP over five starts this season. The Royals can surely do better than this, right?
Fri, Oct 2, 2009 11:33:00 PM

Lenny DiNardo was roughed up by the Red Sox for eight runs on 10 hits over five innings on Monday night.

It doesn't get much worse than this. DiNardo issued six walks and failed to strike out a batter, throwing only half of his 116 pitches in the strike zone. DiNardo now holds a hideous 8.22 ERA, but may remain in the rotation for lack of better options.
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 12:20:00 AM

Making his 2009 debut, Lenny DiNardo gave up two runs in five innings Thursday in a no-decision aganist the Tigers.

DiNardo left with a one-run lead, but that was blown quickly in the sixth inning. The journeyman could remain in the rotation with Gil Meche sidelined and Brian Bannister's status up in the air.
Thu, Sep 10, 2009 05:37:00 PM

Royals purchased the contract of LHP Lenny DiNardo from Triple-A Omaha.

DiNardo hasn't appeared in the majors this season, but was 1-2 with a 7.43 ERA in 11 games (two starts) with the Athletics in 2008. He should immediately join the rotation for a start on Thursday against the Tigers, enabling the Royals to push Zack Greinke back a day. DiNardo was 10-5 with a 3.32 ERA in 29 games (23 starts) with Triple-A Omaha this season.
Tue, Sep 8, 2009 05:54:00 PM

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