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.


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23 Comments on "Dodgers Sell Stults To Hiroshima Carp"


Guest
5 years 5 months 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 5 months 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.

5 years 5 months ago

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.

foxtown
5 years 5 months ago

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

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
5 years 5 months ago

Why not? They could use somebody with that kind of speed.

5 years 5 months ago

Because they want someone who won’t break down.

5 years 5 months ago

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.

flumesalot
5 years 5 months 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.

bleedDODGERblue
5 years 5 months ago

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

foxtown
5 years 5 months ago

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

dgrfns
5 years 5 months ago

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

SmackSaw
5 years 5 months ago

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

bleedDODGERblue
5 years 5 months ago

like the name..

guerrerogs
5 years 5 months ago

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

SELL FRANK SELL!

oscargamble
5 years 5 months ago

Can they send Russ and Ramon Ortiz to Japan too?

scott_boras
5 years 5 months ago

Baseball slavery. I like it.

scott_boras
5 years 5 months ago

Baseball slavery. I like it.

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

Sometimes that Knuckleball just sits there…

mattinglyfan
5 years 5 months ago

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nKKqPOiJxI

Hilarious.

mattinglyfan
5 years 5 months ago

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nKKqPOiJxI

Hilarious.

gocrazy
5 years 5 months ago

Carp, lots of carp.

5 years 5 months ago

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

flumesalot
5 years 5 months 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.