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Chin-Hui Tsao | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / COL

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Dodgers RHP Chin-Hui Tsao elected for free agency.
Tsao was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City last Wednesday. He won't be heading there, opting instead to try his luck on the free agent market. The veteran right-hander has seen just 8 2/3 innings of major league ball over the last two seasons. Prior to 2015, Tsao had not pitched in the bigs since 2007. Wed, Nov 16, 2016 11:13:00 PM

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Dodgers sent RHP Chin-Hui Tsao outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Tsao was limited to appearances in the majors this season due to a right triceps strain.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 03:11:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Chin-Hui Tsao from the 60-day disabled list.

Tsao made two appearances with the Dodgers this season before going down with a right triceps strain in late May. The injury kept him sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 09:14:00 AM

Dodgers transferred RHP Chin-Hui Tsao from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Tsao was placed on the disabled list May 22 with a right triceps strain. It's apparently rather severe.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 02:40:00 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 22, with a right triceps strain.

Tsao, 34, threw just nine strikes in 26 pitches and walked in the winning run on Saturday versus the Padres. Apparently something isn't quite right with him physically.
Mon, May 23, 2016 06:50:00 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts admitted that Chin-Hui Tsao was unavailable on Sunday due to an undisclosed injury.

While Roberts didn't get into any specifics, that explains why the club had to burn Tuesday's scheduled starter (Ross Stripling) in relief instead of going to Tsao in a marathon game against the Padres. Expect an update on his status, or a potential move to the disabled list, on Monday as the club scrambles for fresh arms in the bullpen.
Sun, May 22, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Chin-Hui Tsao from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tsao earned his promotion by converting six of seven save opportunities with a 3.31 ERA in 17 outings for Oklahoma City. The 34-year-old enjoyed a brief stint in the majors last year, posting an ugly 10.29 ERA over five outings. Mike Bolsinger was optioned to OKC in the corresponding roster move.
Thu, May 19, 2016 06:23:00 PM

Dodgers re-signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract.

Tsao, 34, made it up briefly to the majors with the Dodgers last season but spent the bulk of the year at Triple-A, holding a 2.77 ERA and 42/11 K/BB ratio over 39 innings. He's simply a depth guy.
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 06:14:00 PM

Dodgers sent RHP Chin-Hui Tsao outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 34-year-oldwas designated for assignment on Thursday. He passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as organizational bullpen depth for the Dodgers.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 09:42:00 AM

Dodgers designated RHP Chin-Hui Tsao for assignment.

The 34-year-old hurler appeared in just five games for the big league club, registering a 10.29 ERA, 2.57 WHIP and 7/3 K/BB ratio over seven innings. There's a good chance that he passes through waivers unclaimed and continues to provide organizational bullpen depth in the minor leagues.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 08:28:00 PM

Dodgers optioned RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tsao was shelled for six earned runs in two-thirds of an inning Saturday by the Mets. There's a reason the 34-year-old right-hander hadn't appeared in a major league game since 2007. He might not get another shot soon.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 10:40:00 PM

Chin-Hui Tsao picked up a win in his return to the majors after throwing a scoreless inning as the Dodgers beat the Brewers 3-2 on Friday.

Tsao wouldn't have been used with a lead tonight, but manager Don Mattingly thought it was fine to break him in down 2-0 in the seventh. It was after the Dodgers rallied in the bottom of the inning that he came in line for the win, and J.P. Howell and Kenley Jansen held the fort from there. It was Tsao's first appearance in the majors since 2007 and his first win since 2005.
Sat, Jul 11, 2015 01:38:00 AM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Chin-Hui Tsao from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tsao, 34, last pitched in the majors with the Dodgers in 2007. The right-hander has a 4.40 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 39/9 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings in the minors. He'll serve as middle relief help with the Dodgers.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 07:34:00 PM

Dodgers promoted RHP Chin-Hui Tsao from Double-A Tulsa to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Tsao has allowed four runs in five Double-A innings and hasn't pitched in the bigs since 2007. He held a 5.56 ERA for the Royals' Triple-A team last season. This is just a typical minor league roster shift here, nothing portending a major league appearance.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 05:43:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract.

Tsao did not receive an invitation to spring training. The 33-year-old reliever appeared in seven games at the Triple-A level in 2014 with the Royals, posting a 5.56 ERA. He hasn't been in the majors since 2007.
Sun, Jan 11, 2015 11:52:00 AM

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