D-backs sell Mickolio to Japanese team

Nov 14, 2011, 11:07 PM | Updated: Nov 15, 2011, 12:13 am

Half of the haul that the Arizona Diamondbacks received in
the trade that sent Mark Reynolds to the Baltimore Orioles
last winter is now gone.

Monday, the D-backs sold right-handed reliever Kam Mickolio
to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of the Nippon Professional
Baseball league.

Mickolio, the 27-year-old right hander, pitched in 6 games
for the Diamondbacks in 2011, all out of the bullpen, and
posted a 6.75 ERA in 6.2 innings of work. He spent most of
the season at Triple-A Reno, where he was 3-4 with a 4.97
ERA and 6 saves in 48 games for the Aces.

Mickolio was acquired from Baltimore along with righty
reliever David Hernandez last December.

He’s the 2nd Diamondbacks’ player to be sold to a Japanese
team in less than a year. Utility player Rusty Ryal was
peddled to the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon League just
before Christmas last year.

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