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Chia-Jen Lo | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Astros released RHP Chia-Jen Lo.
Lo, who made 19 appearances with the Astros last season, had a 4.74 ERA and 17/12 K/BB ratio over 19 innings this season in Triple-A. The 28-year-old will attempt to latch on elsewhere. May 27 - 3:27 PM

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Astros sent RHP Chia-Jen Lo outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Lo is now off the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old earned a couple saves for the Astros last season but failed to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
Apr 6 - 8:32 AM

Chia-Jen Lo imploded on Sunday during his second blown save, allowing two runs on three walks and a hit against the Blue Jays.

Bad timing for his worst appearance in the bigs, as Lo appeared to be close to dismissing Josh Fields from Houston's two-man closing committee (Fields earned the hold in pitching a scoreless eighth inning). Lo didn't surrender a run over his first seven appearances, but he's walked five and allowed three runs over his last three outings (two losses and a blown save). Over 10 1/3 innings at the major league level, Lo has a 2.61 ERA and 1.55 WHIP.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 07:27:00 PM

Chia-Jen Lo picked up his second save of the year Saturday in the Astros' 8-5 win over the Blue Jays.

It was the first series win at Minute Maid Park for the Astros in more than two months. Lo is serving in a two-man committee at closer with Josh Fields and is worth rostering in some deeper mixed fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 10:01:00 PM

Chia-Jen Lo and Josh Fields have emerged as the two-person committee that will close out games for the Astros.

"I'll fluctuate between (Lo and Fields) based on the workload previously leading up to that game," Astros manager Bo Porter said. Closer-by-committee is the worst thing fantasy owners can hear, especially on a team that wins as infrequently as the Astros. Lo has made seven scoreless appearances since being recalled and would be the one to own, but neither has much fantasy value in a timeshare.
Sun, Aug 18, 2013 11:26:00 AM

Chia-Jen Lo earned his first career save by tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings in Tuesday's 5-4 victory over the A's.

Missing in the promising line were two averted disasters, as Lo dodged a warning track shot and a drive that missed the foul pole by centimeters. Lo earned the Astros' first save since August 5, when Josh Fields closed out the Red Sox. Fields, of course, was torched over his next two appearances and stripped of his nominal role. Lo hasn't allowed a run over 6 1/3 innings and appears to have quickly earned Bo Porter's trust. He's the only Astro reliever worth owning in mixed leagues.
Wed, Aug 14, 2013 01:56:00 AM

Chia-Jen Lo blew a save Friday night against the Twins.

After replacing Josh Fields with the tying run at second base and one out in the ninth inning, Lo threw a wild pitch and walked a batter before giving up a single to Brian Dozier. The rookie right-hander was able to retire the next two batters to keep the score tied, but the damage was already done. Jose Cisnero, who many pegged as the favorite for saves with Jose Veras in Detroit, allowed a run on three hits in the eighth inning and has really struggled over the past few weeks. It looks like this will be a messy situation for fantasy owners the rest of the way.
Sat, Aug 3, 2013 01:07:00 AM

Astros recalled RHP Chia-Jen Lo from Double-A Corpus Christi.

Lo, 27, owns a 3.24 ERA and six saves in 17 appearances this season between Double-A Corpus Christi, Class-A Quad Cities and Low-A Tri-City. Injuries have stalled his development since he was signed back in 2008, but he's finally poised to make his major league debut.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Astros optioned RHP Chia-Jen Lo to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Lo posted a cool 2.08 ERA over 8 2/3 innings this spring in the Grapefruit League. He'll be up at some point.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 02:48:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of RHP Chia-Jen Lo from High-A Lancaster.

Lo is now protected from next month's Rule 5 Draft. The 26-year-old native of Taiwan had a 1.42 ERA and 20/4 K/BB ratio over 19 innings this year in High-A ball.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 05:50:00 PM

Chia-Jen Lo struck out four in two scoreless innings out of the pen for Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday.

Lo is 24 and he had a 2.31 ERA in 39 innings out of the pen after moving up to Double-A last year, so there's a good argument that he should be in Triple-A right now. He could be a candidate to help the Astros relief corps later this season.
Fri, Apr 9, 2010 02:14:00 AM

Astros signed RHP Chia-Jen Lo to a minor league contract.

The deal, which was reported by TaiwanBaseball.blogspot.com a couple of weeks ago and confirmed by the Astros today, is believed to contain a bonus of about $250,000. The Astros outbid the Red Sox and Royals for the 22-year-old's services. Lo is likely to be limited to the pen, but he could move quickly and maybe even debut in the second half of next year. A future as a setup man is possible.
Fri, Nov 7, 2008 01:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
2Enrique Hernandez
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Robbie Grossman
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Jarred Cosart
3Dallas Keuchel
4Brad Peacock
5Collin McHugh
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Anthony Bass
4Matt Albers
5Tony Sipp
6Josh Fields
7Darin Downs
8Jose Veras
9Josh Zeid
10Jake Buchanan
11Jose Cisnero