Rotowire: Nov 12 / 12:21p ET
News: Stults has elected to become a free agent, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impact: Stults was designated for assignment, but elected to hit free agency rather than head outright to Triple-A El Paso. The 2014 campaign was the worst full season of his major league career, going 8-17 with a 4.30 ERA and a 1.375 WHIP. He'll likely be able to find a home on another major league roster, but at 35 by the start of the 2015 season, his best days may be behind him.
Rotowire: Nov 3 / 5:19p ET
News: Stults was designated for assignment Monday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Impact: Sults was DFA'd as part of a number of Padres' roster moves Monday. He endured a disappointing 2014 campaign, racking up 17 losses and posting a 4.30 ERA. His hit, home run and walk rates each increased one season after going 11-13 with a 3.93 ERA.