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Hong-Chih Kuo drawing interest from three teams

Jan 29, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

kuo reuters Reuters

Veteran reliever Hong-Chih Kuo has failed to draw much free agent interest since being non-tendered by the Dodgers in mid-December. But that may start changing as spring training approaches.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, three West Coast teams have been “kicking the tires” recently on the 30-year-old left-hander.

Kuo pitched only 27 innings last season and has undergone a total of five elbow procedures, but he still possesses nasty raw stuff and has held left-handed batters to a .205/.282/.318 batting line for his career.¬†On a non-guaranteed minor league deal, he’d be a worthwhile risk for just about any team.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Jan 29, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    “Kuroda pitched only 27 innings last season ”

    Wrong Japanese pitcher.

    • deathmonkey41 - Jan 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      Wrong Asian pitcher, I mean.

  2. pitolove124 - Jan 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM

    Kuroda or Kuo?

  3. Drew Silva - Jan 29, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    Oops, thanks.

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