Hu Chih-wei makes MLB debut

The China Post
Date: April 25, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

Taiwan’s Hu Chih-wei (胡智為) of the Tampa Bay Rays made his major league debut

(CNA) Tampa Bay Rays reliever Hu Chih-wei of Taiwan throws during the eight inning against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday.

Monday, retiring three batters in relief in Tampa Bay’s 6-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles .

Hu took the mound in the bottom of the eighth after a brief rain delay with a runner on third and the Orioles already ahead 5 to 3.

The right hander retired the side with nine pitches, including a 94-mph fastball. One run scored on a sacrifice fly was attributed to previous Ray reliever Ryan Garton.

The 23-year-old Taichung native is the twelfth Taiwanese player to reach the majors. He was signed by the Minnesota Twins in 2012 and made his minor league debut in 2013.    [FULL  STORY]

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