The Altoona Curve have placed pitcher Tyler Sample on the disabled list with a left ankle injury and pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang from Taiwan was added to the Curve roster.
The Bradenton Marauders have placed pitcher Robby Rowland on the disabled list and added Jeff Inman to the active roster.
Yang was signed to a minor league deal over the off-season and invited to Major League Spring Training. He pitched five times and gave up three runs on two hits and six walks over four innings. Yang has been in Extended Spring Training up until now. The 31-year-old lefty has been pitching in Japan since 2006. You can view a video of Yang from back in February when he first joined the team in Spring Training.
Sample has started six games and pitched in relief five times. He has a 6.49 ERA in 34.2 innings and has had control problems, which have plagued him during his entire career. Sample has 28 strikeouts and 30 walks.
Jeff Inman hasn’t pitched since May 8,2013 due to Tommy John surgery. He pitched ten games for Altoona last year and has only pitched a total of 118.1 innings since being drafted in 2009. In an Extended Spring Training game last week, he was hitting 94 MPH with his fastball.
Rowland has been pitching strictly in relief this season, posting a 5.40 ERA in 31.2 innings over 18 appearances.