According to Jason Mackey, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Cleveland infielder Yu Chang for cash considerations. He was designated for assignment on Thursday.
Per sources, Pirates are acquiring INF Yu Chang from the Cleveland Guardians for cash. Chang was DFA'd Thursday.
— Jason Mackey (@JMackeyPG) May 29, 2022
Chang was signed by Cleveland out of Taiwan in 2013, not long before his 18th birthday, and has spent his entire career in their system. He made it to the majors in 2019 for the first time, but hasn’t played a full season in the majors yet. Over parts of four seasons, he has a .208/.265/.372 slash line in 131 games. His time this year has been limited to four games and ten plate appearances, going 0-for-10 with seven strikeouts. Now 26 years old (27 in early August), he has played all four infield positions in the majors, with more time at first base than anywhere else. He has played almost as much time at third base, and his time in the middle infield has been spread out over the last three seasons. Chang has a .766 OPS over 600 minor league games, where he spent a majority of his time at shortstop.