Photo via Blythe Dorrian of the Kansas City T-Bones
MOORHEAD, MINN. – The Kansas City T-Bones have sold the contract of LHP Eric Stout to the Cincinnati Reds organization, the American Association announced Friday, May 31. Stout is the 23rd American Association player to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization in 2019, and the 43rd since the start of the 2018 season.
Stout signed with the T-Bones on April 1 after spending time in the Majors last season. The lefty spent the majority of last season with the Kansas City Royals’ Triple-A club. He made his major league debut with the Royals on April 25, 2018 and made three total relief appearances with the Royals in 2018. With the T-Bones in 2019, Stout made two starts, posting a 3.00 ERA in nine innings of work while striking out 12.
Stout began his professional career in 2014 after being drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 13th round of the MLB Draft. The 26-year-old spent five seasons in the Royals’ minor league system before making his major league debut. Stout is one of two Kansas City players to be sold to major league organizations today.