Chan Ho Park has sued Chad Kreuter, his former Dodgers battery mate, accusing him of failing to fully pay off a $460,000 loan.
Park filed the lawsuit Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming breach of promissory note and negligent misrepresentation.
The suit claims Park loaned Kreuter $460,000 in October 2005 to be repaid a year later with interest. Park alleges that Kreuter paid back $290,000 in April 2007 and that the unpaid balance has grown, with interest, to $281,869.73 as of Dec. 1.
Park is a free agent after pitching for the Phillies last season. Kreuter retired in 2003.
The two played together on the Dodgers in 2000-01.
Attempts to reach Kreuter at the University of Southern California, where he works, were unsuccessful.
Nats get Capps. Reliever Matt Capps reached a preliminary agreement early yesterday on a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals.
Capps can earn $425,000 more in performance bonuses for games finished under the deal, which was reached about 12:30 a.m.
The 26-year-old became a free agent this month when Pittsburgh decided not to offer him a contract for 2010. The righthander earned 27 saves last season.
Duchscherer stays with A's. Righthander Justin Duchscherer has reached a preliminary agreement on a one-year contract that would keep him with the Oakland Athletics, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the Associated Press.
A two-time all-star, the 32-year-old missed the 2009 season because of an elbow injury and was treated for clinical depression.
Angels sign Rodney. Reliever Fernando Rodney signed a two-year, $11 million deal with Los Angeles.
The 32-year-old righthander spent his first seven major-league seasons with Detroit, including the last two years as closer. He converted 37 of 38 save opportunities last season.
Astros scout dies. Stan Benjamin, 95, a Houston Astros scout for nearly 40 years, died early yesterday on Cape Cod in Massachusetts.