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Eric Stults | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/9/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Dodgers sent LHP Eric Stults outright to Double-A Tulsa.
Stults was designated for assignment immediately after being acquired via trade from the Braves last week. He's cleared waivers, though, and will remain in the organization. May 31 - 8:23 AM

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Dodgers acquired LHP Eric Stults, INF Alberto Callaspo, LHP Ian Thomas, and RHP Juan Jaime from the Braves for 3B Juan Uribe and RHP Chris Withrow.

Stults was immediately designated for assignment by the Dodgers, so he's open to claims from other teams. The 35-year-old southpaw had registered an ugly 5.85 ERA in 47 2/3 innings this season for the Braves. He began his major league career with the Dodgers back in 2006. Los Angeles picked him in the 15th round in 2002.
May 27 - 4:50 PM

In addition to Alberto Callaspo, the Dodgers will acquire Eric Stults, Ian Thomas, and Juan Jaime from the Braves in the trade that sends Juan Uribe and Chris Withrow to Atlanta.

The deal just needs to be approved by the commissioner's office before it's finalized, which should occur at some point on Wednesday. Stults gives the Dodgers a bit more rotation depth while they deal with injuries, but it's a trade that, as a whole, doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense for L.A.
May 27 - 8:29 AM

Eric Stults was obliterated in a spot start against the Brewers on Friday, allowing seven runs on three hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.

The veteran southpaw also issued five walks while striking out five. The Brewers got a pair of runs in the first inning on a two-run blast by Ryan Braun, then added on seven in the fourth to break the game open and chase Stults. He was merely getting an opportunity with Alex Wood under the weather on Friday and will head back to the bullpen where he'll continue to function in a long relief role.
May 22 - 11:16 PM

Eric Stults has been demoted to the Braves' bullpen.

The veteran left-hander put up a 5.36 ERA over seven starts. He'll now be utilized in a long relief role. Williams Perez will take over Stults' rotation spot.
May 17 - 11:20 AM

Eric Stults gave up five runs in five innings, taking the loss as the Braves dropped Wednesday's contest with the Reds 5-1.

Stults didn't pitch terribly, but a couple of mistakes cost him, as he allowed home runs to Marlon Byrd and Todd Frazier to account for three of the five runs. The Reds tallied six hits in total with a walk while striking out three times. Stults stands with a disappointing 5.36 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a 25/8 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings. He'll try for better results in a home start against the Rays next.
May 13 - 9:25 PM

Eric Stults allowed three runs in six innings against the Nationals on Friday.

Stults struck out seven without issuing a walk, scattering seven hits across six innings. All three runs came via a pair of National homers. The ghost of Jayson Werth took him deep for a solo shot in the fourth inning and Bryce Harper tacked on a two-run homer in the fifth. Stults now holds a 4.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. Despite the long-ball issues, this start marked an improvement on Stults' last outing, when he surrendered six runs on 11 hits to the Reds. His next outing will be a road start against said Reds.
May 8 - 9:53 PM

Eric Stults struggled in Saturday's loss to the Reds, yielding six runs on 11 hits over seven innings.

Though Stults survived through seven innings, they weren't of the quality variety. The Reds scored in a number of ways, knocking Stults for RBI singles, an RBI triple and three home runs. They ultimately compiled 11 hits and six runs on the veteran. When Stults left the game, his ERA stood at 4.91 and his WHIP at 1.30. He's not a viable fantasy starter, but he'll try to pitch better on a road date with the Nationals in his next start.
May 2 - 11:36 PM

Eric Stults earned his first win of the season, holding the Nationals to two runs in 6 1/3 innings on Monday.

Stults has now pieced together back-to-back quality outings for the Braves. He limited the Nationals to four hits and three walks while striking out three on the evening. He'll bring a 4.03 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 13/6 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings into a weekend home start versus the Reds.
Apr 27 - 10:33 PM

Eric Stults pitched six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision versus the Mets on Wednesday.

Stults struck out five and walked none in his first quality start for the Braves. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough to give him a win, so he's 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts. There's no NL-only value to be found here.
Apr 22 - 10:32 PM

Eric Stults was charged with four runs over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

It wasn't pretty from Stults, as he gave up five hits -- including a homer and a pair of doubles -- while walking two and striking out two, needing 85 pitches to get through the five frames. Stults only went five innings -- and allowed three runs -- in his first outing of the season, as well, and might not be long for the Braves' rotation. He's slated to face the Mets on the road next.
Apr 15 - 2:52 PM

Eric Stults gave up three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Friday.

Stults gave up back-to-back homers to David Wright and John Mayberry, Jr. in the fourth inning, but kept the Mets off the board otherwise. He fanned three and walked one. The Braves would probably sign up for a start like this from Stults on a regular basis. He figures to hold down a spot in the starting rotation until Mike Minor (shoulder) is ready to return, but don't expect any fantasy value.
Apr 11 - 12:24 AM

Braves purchased the contract of LHP Eric Stults from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Stults beat out Wandy Rodriguez for the Braves' fifth starter job this spring after posting a 1.89 ERA across 19 innings during Grapefruit League action. The 35-year-old should eat some innings until Mike Minor is ready to return from the disabled list, but he's not much of a fantasy option.
Apr 5 - 11:45 PM

Eric Stults has won the fifth spot in the Braves' rotation.

He beat out fellow veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez. Stults held a 1.89 ERA over 19 innings this spring, although he recorded just seven strikeouts. He's merely an innings-eater but isn't an awful fifth starter.
Apr 3 - 12:40 PM

Eric Stults pitched five scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit, for a victory against the Tigers on Monday.

Stults definitely aided his bid for the fifth spot in Atlanta's rotation today, and he'd seem to be the in-house favorite for the gig. Overall, he's allowed five runs -- four earned -- in 19 innings this spring, giving him 1.89 ERA. It's still quite possible the Braves will go outside the organization for a fifth starter, which could make Stults a bullpen candidate.
Mar 30 - 4:50 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alberto Callaspo
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Brett Anderson
4Mike Bolsinger
5Carlos Frias
6Brandon Beachy
7Brandon McCarthy
8Hyun-Jin Ryu
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Yimi Garcia
5Pedro Baez
6Paco Rodriguez
7Chris Hatcher
8Adam Liberatore
9Daniel Coulombe
10Juan Nicasio