Found December 13, 2011 on Dodgers Locker:
The Dodgers have decided not to tender a contract for the 2012 season to 30-year old lefty reliever Hong-Chih Kuo, making him a free agent. Kuo was awful last year for the Dodgers. He pitched in 40 games (0 starts) for the Dodgers last year and he was 1-2 with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP. Kuo pitched in 218 games (14 starts) in his seven years with the Dodgers and he was 13-17 with 13 saves, a 3.73 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP.

As Expected Dodgers Non-Tender Kuo

The Dodgers have announced that they will not offer Hong-Chih Kuo a contact this winter. Kuo was expected to make at least $2MM in 2012. After five elbow surgeries and an anxiety disorder the Dodgers decided they are better off without the once dominant lefty. Hard to argue. I fully expect that Scott Elbert will take over as the primary lefty out of the 'pen this season.

Kuo, Vadis?

There haven't been many players that I've really, personally wanted to see succeed like I want to see Hong-Chih Kuo succeed. It's hard not to pull for a guy with that kind of injury history but still was able to be as dominant as he was. When he was intact, right-handers couldn't hit him and lefties didn't even have a prayer. That makes the news of his non-tender...

Mets Offseason Targets: LHP Hong-Chinh Kuo

I had a chance to check out all the players that were recently non tendered on Tuesday night and came up with a list of players that would seem like good potential targets for the Mets as the offseason wears on. Of course none of these players come without flaws or they wouldn’t have been non-tendered to begin with, but I spotted a few that could fill certain roles for the Mets...

Colletti Working On Kuo, MacDougal For 2012

Dylan Hernandez has a couple of updates for us this evening. Hernandez says that the Dodgers are done shopping for position players and are now looking to fix up the bullpen, brace yourselves folks. Colletti is still working on putting Mike MacDougal back in the Dodgers 2012 bullpen. Yeah, yeah we have known this for weeks. It's inevitable, I am actually not sure why it&...

Rumors Surface As Dodgers Prepare For Non-Tender Deadline

It never fails, I take a couple days off and rumors start swirling. So the non-tender deadline is tomorrow, Ned Colletti and his front office has some tough decisions to make as they decide whether to tender contracts to James Loney, Hong-Chih Kuo, Tony Gwynn Jr., and a couple all-stars, there are some rumors that we need to dig into. Jon Weisman is reporting that the...

Los Angeles Dodgers Tender To Kershaw, Ethier, and Loney But Not Kuo

On December 12th, the Los Angeles Dodgers tendered contracts to a trio of arbitration eligible players: Clayton Kershaw, Andre Ethier, and James Loney. However, they elected to not tender a contract to Hong Chih Kuo. The other two arbitration eligible players, Matt Kemp and Tony Gwynn Jr., were signed to extensions earlier. —– According to MLB Trade Rumors, the projected arbitration...

Three more intriguing non-tender candidates

On the blog, we’ve talked a bit about some of the non-tender candidates that could possibly fit into the Mets’ 2012 plans. So with tonight’s deadline quickly approaching, here are three names that popped up on MLB Trade Rumors’ list of potential players who could be cut loose tonight that might pique Sandy Alderson and company’s interest if they do indeed become available...

Saunders, Kuo and Scott become free agents

NEW YORK (AP) - Former All-Star pitchers Joe Saunders and Hong-Chih Kuo, and Baltimore outfielder Luke Scott became free agents Tuesday after their teams declined to offer 2012 contracts.Atlanta reliever Peter Moylan and St. Louis infielder Ryan Theriot also were among the 30 players set free when their teams failed ...

Saunders, Kuo, Scott join ranks of MLB free agents

Former All-Star pitchers Joe Saunders and Hong-Chih Kuo, and Baltimore outfielder Luke Scott became free agents Tuesday after their teams declined to offer 2012 contracts.

Gwynn awaits fate as tender deadline nears

The Dodgers are still expected to tender a contract on Monday to first baseman James Loney despite his brush with the law last month, but the futures of reliever Hong-Chih Kuo and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. with the club are less certain.

Angels Sign Kendrys Morales, $3M/1 Year, Other Transactions

Per the Times, the Angels signed Kendrys Morales to a $3M/1 year deal. The Brewers have signed former Cub Aramis Ramirez worth $36M over three years with a fourth year mutual option. The Cards re-signed Rafael Furcal to a one year deal worth $14M. The Dodgers non-tendered Hong-Chih Kuo, though the team is interested in re-signing him. The Dodgers did tender contracts to Andre Ethier...
Dodgers News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.