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Diamondbacks sell Kam Mickolio to Hiroshima Carp

Nov 14, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

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The Diamondbacks announced this afternoon that they have sold reliever Kam Mickolio to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan’s Central League.

It was an expected move, as Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reported last week that Mickolio will pitch in Japan next season.

Mickolio was acquired from the Orioles last December along with David Hernandez in the Mark Reynolds deal. The 27-year-old right-hander earned a spot on the Diamondbacks’ Opening Day roster, but ended up making just six appearances in the majors this season, posting a 6.75 ERA and 7/3 K/BB ratio over 6 2/3 innings. He has a 4.83 ERA and 33/17 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings in the majors.

It wasn’t too long ago that Mickolio was considered a promising relief prospect, so with a solid showing in Japan, we may see him again in the big leagues.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Nov 14, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Teams should sell players more often. I would much prefer that to the trading of players.

  2. micker716 - Nov 14, 2011 at 9:34 PM

    Bold move by the Carp. How will the Nippon-Ham Fighters react?

    • jwbiii - Nov 14, 2011 at 10:53 PM

      They’ll probably re-sign Brian Wolfe.

  3. cowboysoldiertx - Nov 14, 2011 at 10:46 PM

    I have never had carp but catfish is terrific!

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