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Indians invite Lewis, Accardo to camp

The Cleveland Indians signed outfielder Fred Lewis and pitcher Jeremy Accardo to minor league contracts with invitations to the team's spring training camp.

Lewis, a second-round draft pick by the San Francisco Giants in 2002, batted .230 with three home runs and 19 runs batted in last season, when he played in 81 games in his first year with the Cincinnati Reds. For his career, Lewis is a .267 hitter with 27 homers, 136 RBI and 53 stolen bases in 517 games over six seasons with the Giants, Blue Jays and Reds.

Accardo, 30, spent his 2011 season splitting time between the Baltimore Orioles and Triple-A Norfolk. He appeared in 31 games with the Orioles and posted a 3-3 record in 37 2/3 innings with an earned run average of 5.73. He went 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA in 26 appearances with Norfolk, with 27 strikeouts in 33 1/3 innings.

In seven seasons in the majors with the Giants, Blue Jays and Orioles, Accardo holds a 10-20 record in 235 appearances with 38 saves and a 4.22 ERA.