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Left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo released by Mariners

Less than two years after making the NL All-Star team, left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo has been released by the Seattle Mariners. Signed to a $500,000 contract last month, Kuo had a 17.55 ERA in six spring training appearances over 6 2-3 innings. He allowed 13 earned runs and gave up five home runs. Kuo was an All-Star in 2010 with the Los Angeles Dodgers but struggled last season with...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

M's say so long Hong-Chih Kuo

This just in. The Mariners have just released left-handed reliever Hong-Chih Kuo and now have an open spot on the 40-man roster. Kuo struggled most of the Cactus league pre-season and had a 17.55 ERA in 6.2 innings, allowing five home runs and a .417 batting average against. The move leaves the Mariners with 39 players in their Major League camp: 31 roster players and 8...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Former Dodgers reliever Kuo signs with Mariners

If Hong-Chih Kuo recaptures the magic that made him baseballs most dominant reliever in 2010, he wont do it with the Dodgers. The former All-Star left-hander has signed a one-year major league contract with the Seattle Mariners, according to a person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal hasnt been officially announced. The Dodgers...
Via Fox Sports West
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Hong-Chih Kuo signs with the Mariners

So, instead of watching the halftime show at Super Bowl XLVI, I'm blogging about the Hong-Chih Kuo signing with the Seattle Mariners today.Earlier, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times tweeted Kuo's agent said the left-hander was close to signing with a team.Jayson Stark of ESPN confirmed this afternoon Kuo signed with the M's. The terms of the deal are not disclosed. Considering...
Via Feelin' Kinda Blue
February 05, 2012  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sons of Steve Garvey
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Dodgers non tender Hong-Chih Kuo

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...
Via Dodgers Locker
December 13, 2011  |  Discuss

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.
Via Dodgers Rumors
December 12, 2011  |  Discuss

Dodgers P Kuo undergoes elbow surgery

Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Hong-Chih Kuo underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow Friday. It will be the fifth surgical procedure on Kuo's elbow. He is expected to need six to eight weeks before he is able to throw. The 30-year-old lefthander struggled this season, posting a 1-2 record with a 9.00 ERA in 40 appearances. In 2010, he was 3-2 with 12 saves and a 1.20...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Hong-Chih Kuo to have elbow surgery

Hong-Chih Kuo is scheduled to undergo his fifth elbow operation Friday, but his agent said he intends to pitch next season even if it's not for the Dodgers. "There's no thought of retirement," Alan Chang said. "He's fully committed and highly motivated to do what it takes." In the final month of the regular season, Kuo sounded uncertain about his...
Via Fox Sports West
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Hong-Chih Kuo does not plan to retire

Despite his plans to undergo a fifth surgery on his elbow this week, Los Angeles Dodgers' left-handed pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo does not plan to hang it up.  In an article by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, Kuo's agent said that his client intends to pitch next season. “There's no thought of retirement,” Alan Chang said. “He's fully committed and highly...
Via PRO Rumors
October 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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