The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with 31-year-old left-handed pitcher Yao-Hsun Yang from Taiwan. The Pirates were one of at least five teams that attended a tryout for the veteran lefty in January. It is a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Yang is currently in camp at Pirate City, according to Tim Williams, although the deal has not yet been announced by the team.
Yang competed in the World Baseball Classic in both 2006 and 2013 for Chinese Taipei. He pitched four times during the 2013 WBC, giving up five runs on five hits(two homers) and three walks, with three strikeouts in 4.1 innings. One of the homers came off the bat of Stefan Welch, who spent part of 2013 with the Altoona Curve. The other damage came during Cuba's 14-0 route of ...
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