Hong-Chih Kuo released by Mariners

Updated: March 19, 2012, 9:28 PM ET
Associated Press

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Less than two years after making the NL All-Star team, left-hander Hong-Chih Kuo has been released by the Seattle Mariners.

Signed to a $500,000 contract last month, Kuo had a 17.55 ERA in six spring training appearances over 6 ¾ innings. He allowed 13 earned runs and gave up five home runs.

Kuo was an All-Star in 2010 with the Los Angeles Dodgers but struggled last season with a back problem early in the season and missed a month with anxiety disorder. During ...

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