Kaohsiung high schooler signs with US’ Pirates

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 11, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA

High-school infielder Cheng Tsung-che has signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates that includes a

Cheng Tsung-che, a 17-year-old infielder and former student of Pu-Men Senior High School in Kaohsiung, holds Pittsburgh Pirates mascots at a news conference yesterday after the Major League Baseball team confirmed signing him.
Photo: Flight International via CNA

signing bonus of US$380,000.

Cheng, who attends Pu Men Senior High School in Kaohsiung, is the first player from the school to pursue his baseball dream abroad and the 10th Taiwanese player to sign with the Pirates organization.

Accompanied by his parents, the 17-year-old signed the contract after completing a physical.

Cheng thanked his parents, the team and its scouts, and his management company, along with coaches and friends.

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