Royals' Bullington headed to Japan
The Royals have asked unconditional release waivers on Bryan Bullington, allowing the right-hander to sign with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League.
The 30-year-old Bullington was designated for assignment on Nov. 19. He was 1-4 with a 6.12 ERA in five starts and eight relief appearances for Kansas City.
Bullington was pitcher of the year at Triple-A Omaha, going 8-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 15 starts and five relief appearances.