Dodgers Sell Stults To Hiroshima Carp

WEDNESDAY, 6:42pm: Stults' deal with Hiroshima is worth roughly $700K plus bonuses, tweets NPB Tracker.

TUESDAY, 5:26pm: Los Angeles is expected to receive between $300K and $400K for Stults, tweets Hernandez.

TUESDAY, 11:36am: The Dodgers sold pitcher Eric Stults to the Hiroshima Carp, reports Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.  The 30-year-old southpaw was known to be available, as the Dodgers prefer other pitchers for the fifth starter job.  The Hanshin Tigers and Chiba Lotte Marines also had an eye on Stults.

Stults posted a 4.86 ERA, 5.9 K/9, and 4.7 BB/9 in ten starts for the Dodgers last year.  He made another 13 starts in the minors, putting up similar numbers.

23 Responses to Dodgers Sell Stults To Hiroshima Carp Leave a Reply

  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I was hoping that the Orix Buffaloes would sign him…I just don’t know how the division will pan out now.

    I guess this means Carlos Monasterios will be the Dodgers 5th starter unless Ramon Ortiz proves them otherwise.

    • gigantes2425 5 years ago

      its to the point where you don’t even know if he’ll be on the team by the time the season begins. they’re picking their team and selling the rest.

  2. They’ve made it pretty blatantly obvious that Haeger will be the 5th starter and Monasterios a middle reliever since Carlos can’t seem to get more than once through a lineup.

    Looks like they may use Ramon Ortiz as a 7th inning guy until Bellisario and Kuo are ready.

  3. foxtown 5 years ago

    I hope they didn’t sell him for Toyota products.

  4. This sounds like that joke the Phillies played on Kyle Kendrick a while back, where they “traded” him to a Japanese team. Although this time, it’s real. Good luck Stults.

  5. flumesalot 5 years ago

    Look up the Kyle Kendrick traded to Japan on youtube for laughs :=)
    A player must agree to a move to Japan, and they usually go for it because they make LOTS OF MONEY, certainly more than in AAA and probably more than they would as the 23rd man on a 25 man roster in MLB.

  6. bleedDODGERblue 5 years ago

    Does anyone know for how much? Would have liked to see some players in return

    • foxtown 5 years ago

      Not enough to cover Mrs. McCourt’s monthly allowance.

  7. dgrfns 5 years ago

    Hope they got enough to pay Jamie a couple months of alimony!!!

  8. SmackSaw 5 years ago

    Anything to make a few extra bucks. At least Frank didn’t have to borrow any.

  9. guerrerogs 5 years ago

    Every night I PRAY that something happens to force the McCourts to sell the team. Us Dodger fans deserve better than this.


  10. oscargamble 5 years ago

    Can they send Russ and Ramon Ortiz to Japan too?

  11. scott_boras 5 years ago

    Baseball slavery. I like it.

  12. scott_boras 5 years ago

    Baseball slavery. I like it.

  13. Guest 5 years ago

    Sometimes that Knuckleball just sits there…

  14. mattinglyfan 5 years ago

    That reminds me of this prank the Phillies pulled a few years ago:

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  15. mattinglyfan 5 years ago

    That reminds me of this prank from the Phillies a few years ago:

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  16. gocrazy 5 years ago

    Carp, lots of carp.

  17. no a player must have 10-5 rights

    in other words they must have been in the majors for 10 years and at least 5 years of service of the team he is on to veto a trade

  18. flumesalot 5 years ago

    Fortunately, Joe and Honeycutt already said the rotation would be moved around to keep Haeger from pitching in AZ or CO… to keep that thang from just “sitting there”. Cactus league in general is not knuckleball friendly either.

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