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Chin-hui Tsao

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Chin-Hui Tsao simplified Chinese: 曹锦辉; traditional Chinese: 曹錦輝; pinyin: Cáo Jǐnhūi; born June 2, 1981 is a Taiwanese former professional baseball pitcher He is the second major league player and the first major league pitcher from Taiwan, and like the first, former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chin-Feng Chen, he is a Taiwanese aborigine of Amis ancestry1 He had previously played in Major League Baseball MLB for the Colorado Rockies and Dodgers before spending the 2009 season with the Brother Elephants in the Chinese Professional Baseball League CPBL After the 2009 Taiwan Series, Tsao was investigated for game-fixing scandals, although he was ultimately not indicted on February 10, 2010 Tsao was expelled by CPBL on December 23, 2009 He has recorded the fastest pitch by a Taiwanese pitcher at 100 mph in 20052

Contents

  • 1 International baseball career
  • 2 Professional Baseball
    • 21 Colorado Rockies
    • 22 Los Angeles Dodgers
    • 23 Kansas City Royals
    • 24 Brother Elephants
    • 25 Attempted comeback
    • 26 Return to the Los Angeles Dodgers
    • 27 Long Island Ducks
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

International baseball careeredit

Tsao pitched for his country in five major international competitions, including the Junior World Championships 1996–1997, 1999, the 1999 Asian Baseball Championship, and the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics In the two Olympics appearances, Tsao went 0–1 with a 193 ERA and one save At the 1999 Asia Cup, he dominated: making three appearances 11 innings, 3 hits, 0 runs, 1 walk, 19 strikeouts, fanning 15 batters in his one start against China

In the 2004 Olympics at Athens, he was clocked at 159 kph 99 mph

Professional Baseballedit

Colorado Rockiesedit

After graduating from high school in the summer of 1999, Tsao briefly played for Taiwan Major League's Kaoping Fala before he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colorado Rockies on October 19, 1999 Tsao pitched in the Rockies' farm system for the Asheville Tourists in 2000, starting 24 games and accumulating a record of 11–8 with a 273 ERA with a whopping 187 strikeouts against only 40 walks He was selected as Baseball America's 2nd team Minor League All-Star, Low A All-Star, Colorado Rockies Minor League Player of the Year, South Atlantic League All-Star, and South Atlantic League Most Valuable Pitcher

He played in only four games in 2001 for High A Salem before undergoing reconstructive right elbow surgery on May 23 He rejoined the team late in the 2002 season and made 9 starts 4-2, 209

Finally healthy, he started 2003 for Double-A Tulsa, compiling an 11–4 record with a 246 era in 18 starts, striking out 125 against only 26 walks He earned a spot on the Double-A All-Star team and was a Texas League All-Star

Tsao made his major league debut for the Rockies against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 25, 2003 as a starter He worked 61 innings, allowed 3 runs, struck out 5 and walked one as he picked up his first victory in the Rockies 7–3 win He was the first Taiwanese pitcher to ever compete in a Major League game when he took the mound that night Tsao made history on August 18, 2003, when he became the first Taiwanese player to get a hit, and he was also the only Rockies player to get a hit, spoiling the no-hitter bid of Steve Trachsel3

Injuries and his commitment to the Chinese Taipei Olympic team limited him to just 10 appearances in the Rockies bullpen in 2004, but he earned his first professional save on September 29, pitching a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers

The Rockies intended to make him their regular closer for the 2005 season, but Tsao was sidelined by a pair of right shoulder injuries that eventually required season-ending surgery His recovery from the surgery for a torn labrum and a debridement of the right rotator cuff caused him to miss the entire 2006 season and led to the Rockies letting him leave as a free agent following the season4 He recorded a career-high 100 mph when he worked in relief in 20052

Los Angeles Dodgersedit

Tsao was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers and invited to compete for a roster spot out of the bullpen He earned a spot and pitched 10 1⁄3 scoreless innings before faltering and allowing 5 runs in 2/3 of an inning on May 65

He suffered from injury problems again during the 2007 season, missing the second half of the season due to injury After the season, the Dodgers optioned him to the minors, but he refused the assignment and became a free agent

Kansas City Royalsedit

Tsao signed with the Kansas City Royals for the 2008 season with a minor league contract and invitation to spring training to compete for a spot in the bullpen and rotation, but did not make the team and started the season in Triple-A On June 3, 2008, Tsao was released by the Royals Tsao later returned to Taiwan to join the Chinese Taipei national baseball team for the 2008 Olympics In this tournament Tsao only pitched 12 inning and achieved an unsatisfactory 108 ERA

Brother Elephantsedit

On December 31, 2008, Tsao was drafted by the Brother Elephants in the Chinese Professional Baseball League CPBL annual draft as the first round 2nd overall pick On March 23, 2009, he signed with the team with NT$ 350,000ca USD 11,000 monthly salary, but without signing bonus In the whole 2009 CPBL season Tsao achieved an 8-win, 8-loss, 3939 ERA, 133 WHIP record in his 932 inning pitching Tsao was the losing pitcher in the final 7th match in the 2009 Taiwan Series

After the 2009 Taiwan Series Tsao had been under investigation for game fixing allegations On February 10, 2010, the Banciao District Prosecutors' Office announced that during the 2009 CPBL season Tsao had been accepting unsuitable benefits, including wine and sex, from the mafia and therefore had allegedly agreed to throw two CPBL games in August 2009 for them However, one game was cancelled due to Typhoon Morakot while Tsao declined the other game when not enough of his teammates agreed to go along Tsao was ultimately not indicted but was still expelled by the Brother Elephants due to misbehavior, ending his baseball career in Taiwan67

Attempted comebackedit

Throughout 2010 Tsao attempted to join several independent baseball league teams in the United States but was rejected repeatedly Between December 2010 and November 2012 Tsao ran a barbecue restaurant in Hualien City along with his former Brother Elephants teammate Chen Chih-yuan who was also expelled by CPBL due to game-fixing allegations8 In November 2012 Tsao withdrew his barbecue restaurant shares to open his own beef noodle soup restaurant in Hualien City alongside his then girlfriend, surnamed Pan9

In April 2014 Pan told Apple Daily Taiwan that by the end of 2013 Tsao embezzled some NT$16 million ca USD 50,000 from her and the restaurant Tsao then fled with his new girlfriend and disappeared from the restaurant ever since10 Tsao denied any wrongdoing in a pre-recorded video, but did not show up publicly11 Pan sued Tsao and the lawsuits remain unsettled Their restaurant closed down in July 2014

Tsao attempted a return to professional baseball in December 2014, signing with the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League, partway through the 2014–15 season12 However, the Australian Baseball League suspended Tsao upon his arrival in Adelaide, after discussions with CPBL and MLB officials1314

Return to the Los Angeles Dodgersedit

On December 31, 2014, Tsao signed a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers that included an invitation to spring training15 He was assigned to the AA Tulsa Drillers to start the season16 but was promoted to the AAA Oklahoma City Dodgers He was called up to the major league team on July 8, 2015, eight years after his last MLB appearance17

Tsao was called up by the Dodgers in June 2015, 8 years since his last appearance in the Majors On July 10, Tsao pitched a scoreless seventh inning in a game against the Milwaukee Brewers, his first major league outing since July 14, 2007 Due to the Dodgers' rally in the bottom of the inning, Tsao picked up his first major league win since May 11, 2005, when he was with the Colorado Rockies18 He was the first pitcher since Johnny Lindell in 1953 to have a gap of more than ten years between major league wins 19 Tsao was the 18th different Dodgers pitcher to pitch in relief in the 2015 season20 He pitched in five games for the Dodgers, allowing nine runs on 15 hits in seven innings He was optioned back to AAA on July 2621 and designated for assignment on July 3022 He remained in Oklahoma City for the rest of the season, where he was 2–1 with a 277 ERA in 30 games with seven saves23 In February 2016, he signed a new minor league contract with the Dodgers24 He began the season with Oklahoma City, where he had a 331 ERA in 17 games23 On May 19, he was added to the Dodgers major league roster25 He appeared in two games for the Dodgers, on May 19 and May 21, working 1 2⁄3 innings, walking three and allowing one run to score26 After the second game, he was placed on the disabled list with a strained right triceps and remained there the rest of the season27 On November 9, Tsao was outrighted off the 40-man roster28 and he elected to become a free agent29

Long Island Ducksedit

On February 8, 2017, Tsao signed with the Long Island Ducks, an independent team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball30 He retired on June 19, 2017

Referencesedit

  1. ^ Wu, Debby 1 August 2003 "Chen praises star baseball player for pitching excellence" Taipei Times Retrieved 10 December 2014 
  2. ^ a b Harding, Thomas May 13, 2005 "Without Tsao, closer role in flux again" MLBcom Archived from the original on July 12, 2015 Retrieved July 12, 2015 
  3. ^ http://wwwbaseball-referencecom/boxes/NYN/NYN200308180shtml
  4. ^ "Rockies tender contract offers to RHP Josh Fogg and C Yorvit Torrealba", 12/12/2006, rockiescom
  5. ^ Gurnick, Ken "Bullpen falters in seventh inning", 05/06/2007, dodgerscom
  6. ^ Taiwan baseball stars Chen Chih-yuan and Chang Chih-chia indicted in game-fixing scandal
  7. ^ Chin-hui_Tsao
  8. ^ 秀琴 球星老公花蓮賣燒烤
  9. ^ 改拿鍋鏟 曹錦輝與女友賣牛肉麵
  10. ^ 曹錦輝不賣麵了 前女友控捲款落跑
  11. ^ 曹錦輝駁變心捲款 嗆前女友瞞已婚
  12. ^ Lin, Hung-han; Hsu, Elizabeth 3 December 2014 "Taiwan's Tsao Chin-hui joins Australian Baseball League" Central News Agency Retrieved 3 December 2014 
  13. ^ Biddington, Tim December 8, 2014 "The ABL bows to Taiwan’s wishes and suspends controversial Adelaide Bite recruit Chin-Hui Tsao" Adelaide Advertiser Retrieved December 10, 2014 
  14. ^ Lin, Hung-han; Chen, Ted December 8, 2014 "Australian league suspends recruitment of Chin-hui Tsao" Central News Agency Retrieved December 10, 2014 
  15. ^ Wu, Oscar; Low, YF December 31, 2014 "Dodgers confirm signing Taiwanese pitcher Chin-hui Tsao" Central News Agency Retrieved December 31, 2014 
  16. ^ "Drillers Opening Roster Taking Shape" Drillers News Retrieved April 8, 2015 
  17. ^ Wu, Oscar; Lin, Bill July 8, 2015 "Tsao Chin-hui returns to MLB after 8 year hiatus" Central News Agency Retrieved July 8, 2015 
  18. ^ Gurnick, Ken 11 July 2015 "Tsao earns win in first MLB game in 8 years" MLBcom Retrieved 11 July 2015 
  19. ^ http://espngocom/espn/eliasdate=20150711
  20. ^ Dodgers rally in 7th to beat Brewers
  21. ^ Lin, Hung-han; Hsu, Elizabeth 26 July 2015 "Tsao Chin-hui optioned to triple A after poor performance" Central News Agency Retrieved 31 July 2015 
  22. ^ "Dodgers acquire key pitchers as trade with Marlins, Braves finalized" ESPNcom July 30, 2015 Retrieved July 31, 2015 
  23. ^ a b "Chin-hui Tsao minor league statistics & history" Baseball Reference 
  24. ^ Eddy, Matt February 8, 2016 "Minor League Transactions: Jan 30-Feb 4" Baseball America 
  25. ^ Stephen, Eric May 19, 2016 "Chin-hui Tsao called up from Oklahoma City, Dodgers option Mike Bolsinger to Triple-A" SB Nation Retrieved May 19, 2016 
  26. ^ "Chin-hui Tsao 2016 Pitching Gamelogs" Baseball Reference Retrieved October 9, 2016 
  27. ^ Stephen, Eric May 23, 2016 "Chin-hui Tsao placed on DL with triceps strain" SB Nation Retrieved October 9, 2016 
  28. ^ Todd, Jeff November 9, 2016 "Minor MLB Transactions: 11/9/16" mlbtraderumorscom Retrieved November 9, 2016 
  29. ^ Stephen, Eric November 16, 2016 "Chin-hui Tsao elects free agency" SB Nation Retrieved November 17, 2016 
  30. ^ "MLB Veteran Chin-Hui Tsao Joins Flock" Atlantic League February 8, 2017 Retrieved February 9, 2017 

External linksedit

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference Minors
  • Player information from WikiBaseball in Chinese

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