'Stormers add former major leaguer to their staff
Lenny DiNardo, who pitched for the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox and has six big league seasons under his belt, has been signed to pitch for the Lancaster Barnstormers in 2013.
The left-hander appeared in 22 games out of the Red Sox bullpen in 2004 before an injury cut his season short.
He pitched parts of two more seasons with Boston before moving on to Oakland and Kansas City.
With the A's in 2007, DiNardo joined the starting rotation in late May and posted an 8-10 record with a 4.11 ERA for the season. He threw shutout baseball for six or more innings in 20 of his starts.
Overall, DiNardo is 10-18 with a 5.36 ERA in 94 games (20 starts) and 257 innings in the majors.
DiNardo, 33, previously appeared in the Atlantic League with the Long Island Ducks for three starts in 2011, posting a 2-1 record before signing back with Oakland.
"Lenny is a left-hander with a cutter that will play well in our ballpark," said Lancaster manager Butch Hobson in a press release. "He is friends with a number of our players and will be a good fit in our clubhouse, too."
In another move, the Barnstormers have sold the contract of right-hander Logan Williamson to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Lancaster's roster stands at 13 for the 2013 season.