Scott Sullivan
47-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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$Became a free agent in October 2005.
PFree Agent  
October 30, 2005
Sullivan (back) has filed for free agency.
ANALYSIS
Sullivan had back surgery in August and has not pitched in over a year. He may have to retire because of his back problems.
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The sidearmer made no one in Kansas City forget about Dan Quisenberry, inexplicably throwing gas on fire throughout spring training and in the early portion of the season. He fought back in May and June but compiled a 7.36 ERA in July and August, where a strained back ended his season. Signed for another season, Sullivan, should he rebound to career-standard levels, will provide trade bait for the youth-focused Royals.
The 500 innings he pitched between '97 and '01 caught up with him in 2002, but he rebounded fairly well last year. He could still be effective in the right role, and the right ballpark, but his days of being a bullpen horse are long gone.
Sullivan's season came apart after May 13th when he was hit on the pitching elbow by a hard shot off the bat of Richie Sexson. Heading into that game, Sullivan had a 2.13 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP. Sullivan tried to return from the elbow injury too quickly and got knocked around, took a few cortisone shots to dull the pain and later came down with rotator cuff tendinitis. Sullivan led major league relievers in innings pitched for four consecutive seasons prior to 2002, so he may have been due for an arm injury anyhow. When healthy, Sullivan is a good endgame reliever who can give a lot of low-ERA and low-WHIP innings, if not saves or wins.
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PKansas City Royals  
August 21, 2005
Sullivan will have back surgery on Tuesday and might not ever pitch again, the KC Star reports.
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PKansas City Royals  
July 11, 2005
Sullivan (back) is unlikely to pitch this season after receiving a recommendation to have back surgery, according to the Royals' official Web site.
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PKansas City Royals  
July 3, 2005
Sullivan (back) experienced a setback during his rehab and is back in Kansas City, according to the Royals' official Web site.
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PKansas City Royals  
June 24, 2005
Sullivan (back) struck out one in one inning of work, picking up the win Thursday for Triple-A Omaha.
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PKansas City Royals  
June 19, 2005
Sullivan (back) threw a successful simulated game Saturday and will be headed to Omaha to begin his rehab assignment, according to the Royals' official Web site.
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