News and Rumors

Wei-Chung Wang Makes the Brewers’ Opening Day Roster

Wei-Chung Wang Makes the Brewers’ Opening Day Roster

It appears that the Milwaukee Brewers will go with left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang on their Opening Day roster. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost Wang in the Rule 5 draft in the Winter and at least for now, he seems to have overcome the long odds of a player jumping from the Gulf Coast League directly to the majors.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Brewers informed Zach Duke that he made the Opening Day roster and they also sent out pitcher Rob Wooten, which got their bullpen down to the minimum. That means that Milwaukee will go with three lefties in the bullpen on Opening Day and within a couple weeks, Tom Gorzelanny will return, leaving them with another decision to make.

For now though, barring any late Spring Training pickup, it looks like the 21-year-old lefty from the Pirates will remai...

This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. We also have a promotion with DraftKings where you can get a FREE one-year subscription to the site by signing up as a new DraftKings customer and making a $5 minimum deposit.  Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

News and Rumors

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in News and Rumors

Meadows-run-201606

Austin Meadows and Dovydas Neverauskas Named to Futures Game

John DrekerJune 28, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Call Up Jacob Stallings, Jason Rogers Optioned to Indianapolis

John DrekerJune 19, 2016
Mitch Keller's league leading WHIP helped earn him a spot on the 2016 SAL All-Star roster.

Mitch Keller, Tito Polo, and Ke’Bryan Hayes Make the SAL All-Star Team

Abigail MiskowiecJune 7, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates, Mets to Play Doubleheader

Alan SaundersJune 6, 2016
Photo by Sean McCool.

Prospect Notes: Clay Holmes to Skip a Start

Sean McCoolJune 4, 2016
(Photo Credit: David Hague)

Pirates Notes: Polanco and Vogelsong Updates, Melancon Gets a Needed Break

Tim WilliamsJune 2, 2016

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2015 Pirates Prospects