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Chin-Hui Tsao | Relief Pitcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/2/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The Dodgers are close to signing RHP 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. Dec 27 - 4:37 PM

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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

Chin-Hui Tsao has reportedly signed a minor league deal with the Royals.

Tsao became a free agent when the Dodgers sent him outright to the minors two months ago. Significantly worst bets have already signed major league deals, so Tsao would be a very nice pickup for Kansas City.
Mon, Dec 31, 2007 12:25:00 PM

RHP Chin-Hui Tsao declined his assignment to Triple-A and became a free agent.

Seemingly always injured, Tsao pitched well for the Dodgers in 2007 before going down with more shoulder problems. He'll likely latch on somewhere on a minor league contract and has the ability to be a valuable setup man if he can simply remain healthy for once.
Tue, Nov 13, 2007 09:10:00 AM

Dodgers sent RHP Chin-hui Tsao outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Tsao opened last season with 10 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit in the process. Unfortunately, he ran into more shoulder problems in late May and he made just six appearances over the rest of the season, the last coming on July 14. He never underwent surgery, so maybe he'll be healthy to begin 2008. If so, he could be a big part of some team's pen for however long his arm holds up.
Fri, Nov 9, 2007 01:33:00 AM

Chin-Hui Tsao (right shoulder strain) is still unable to throw and it is doubtful he will return this season.

Tsao has been out since mid-July with a sore shoulder.
Tue, Sep 4, 2007 10:12:00 AM

Chin-Hui Tsao (right shoulder strain) will continue to do strengthening exercises before throwing a baseball.

Tsao isn't expected to be an option to be activated from the disabled list until late August or early September.
Thu, Aug 9, 2007 09:53:00 AM

Dodgers placed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list with a right shoulder strain.

Tsao was largely responsible for blowing what seemed like a pretty comfortable lead in Saturday's game against the Giants and just didn't seem to have the same stuff since coming off the DL June 30 that he did at the beginning of the year. As a result, his shoulder has him on the DL for a second time.
Sun, Jul 15, 2007 03:56:00 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Chin-Hui Tsao from the 15-day disabled list.

Tsao will resume a key role in the pen after missing five weeks with a strained right shoulder.
Sat, Jun 30, 2007 12:53:00 AM

Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) gave up two hits and one run in an inning-long rehab appearance with Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Tsao struckout two in the outing. He could be activated from the disabled list in the next few days. Tony Abreu will likely be returned to Las Vegas when Tsao is activated.
Fri, Jun 29, 2007 07:25:00 AM

Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.

Tsao could return to the major league bullpen early next week if he remains pain-free after a couple outings for Las Vegas.
Wed, Jun 27, 2007 07:59:00 AM

Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) threw another 45-pitch bullpen session on Monday.

Tsao is expected to embark on a brief minor league rehab assignment in the next few days. He could be activated from the disabled list early next week.
Tue, Jun 26, 2007 09:58:00 AM

Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session prior to Friday's game.

Tsao is scheduled to have another bullpen session on Sunday and then begin a brief minor league rehab assignment early next week.
Sat, Jun 23, 2007 07:55:00 AM

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