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Chin-Hui Tsao | Relief Pitcher | #59

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 6/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1999 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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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. May 23 - 6:50 PM

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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.
May 22 - 11:19 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.
May 19 - 6:23 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.
Feb 8 - 6:14 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

The Dodgers are close to signing Chin-Hui Tsao, according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times.

Tsao last pitched in the majors in 2007, and he's been out of baseball entirely since being expelled from the Taiwanese league on game-fixing charges in 2009. Tsao, 33, has a 5.40 ERA in 88 1/3 innings in MLB for his career. The right-hander was previously a member of the Dodgers before leaving the majors. It'll be a minor league contract.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:37:00 PM

Royals reassigned RHP Chin-Hui Tsao, RHP Roman Colon and C Ken Huckaby to minor league camp.

Tsao was supposed to be healthy, but the Royals still were very careful with him this spring, and he made just six appearances, allowing five runs in five innings. He'll be the first reliever called up if he gets off to a good start at Triple-A Omaha.
Wed, Mar 26, 2008 03:15:00 PM

Chin-Hui Tsao yielded three runs in two-thirds of an inning out of the pen Saturday against the Brewers.

Tsao, who pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday, was making just his second appearance. The Royals will be extra careful with him to see if they can get some quality results before he goes down with the inevitable arm injury.
Sat, Mar 8, 2008 06:34:00 PM

Royals signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.

In a rare healthy moment, Tsao opened last season with 10 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit in the process. His troublesome shoulder became a factor again soon thereafter, and he didn't pitch after July. Tsao has a 5.40 ERA in 88 1/3 innings as a major leaguer. He could be a major asset in Kansas City's bullpen if he could somehow make it through an entire season in 2008. However, the odds favor him spending half of the year on the DL.
Mon, Dec 31, 2007 05:25:00 PM

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C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Alex Guerrero
LF1Andre Ethier
2Carl Crawford
3Trayce Thompson
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Scott Van Slyke
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Hyun-Jin Ryu
3Scott Kazmir
4Kenta Maeda
5Alex Wood
6Mike Bolsinger
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Pedro Baez
5Yimi Garcia
6Frankie Montas
7Josh Ravin
8Louis Coleman
9Joe Blanton
10Adam Liberatore
11Luis Avilan
12Chin-Hui Tsao