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Chin-lung Hu

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Chin-lung Hu Chinese: 胡金龍; pinyin: Hú Jīnlóng; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hô͘ Kim-liông; born February 2, 1984 is a Taiwanese professional baseball player, currently with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League He is the fifth player — and first infielder — from Taiwan to play Major League Baseball His last name along with that of fellow countryman Fu-Te Ni, formerly of the Detroit Tigers is the shortest in MLB history Hu recorded 34 hits in his MLB career, more than any other Taiwanese-born player


  • 1 Professional career
    • 11 Los Angeles Dodgers
    • 12 New York Mets
    • 13 Cleveland Indians
    • 14 EDA Rhinos
  • 2 International career
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Professional careeredit

Los Angeles Dodgersedit

Hu was signed by the Dodgers on January 31, 2003, and began his professional career with the rookie league Ogden Raptors in 2003 He split 2004 between the Columbus Catfish in A ball and the Vero Beach Dodgers in High-A ball In 2005, he played the whole season at Vero Beach and hit 313 with 23 stolen bases

In 2006, he played for the Double-A Jacksonville Suns Hu played in the All-Star Futures Game during the All-Star break in both 2006 and 2007 He won the MVP award for his performance in the 2007 game1

He was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on July 12, 2007, and made his major league debut on September 1, 2007, against the San Diego Padres In his second MLB at bat, Hu hit a solo home run on September 11, 2007, against the Padres, becoming the first position player born in Taiwan to hit a home run in MLB Hu's teammate, pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo, had become the first Taiwanese-born player to hit a home run in MLB earlier in 2007 On September 25, Hu hit a two-run homer and became the first Taiwanese-born player to hit two home runs Hu spent most of 2009 in AAA with the Albuquerque Isotopes and appeared in only five games with the Dodgers after a September callup

In 2010, he again spent most of the year with the Isotopes He appeared in 14 games with the Dodgers in 2010 and got 3 hits in 23 at-bats

New York Metsedit

Hu with the New York Mets

On December 27, 2010, he was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for pitcher Michael Antonini2 On May 17, he was outrighted to the minor leagues

Cleveland Indiansedit

After playing for the Adelaide Bite of the Australian Baseball League and starting shortstop for the World All-Stars at the 2011 Australian Baseball League All-Star Game, Hu signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians in January, 20123 He was released on March 28, 2012 and signed to a minor league deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, however his contract was voided the next day after he failed a physical He then signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for the 2012 season4

EDA Rhinosedit

In 2013, he signed with EDA Rhinos of the Chinese Professional Baseball League

International careeredit

Hu played for Chinese Taipei in the 2006 World Baseball Classic

Hu played for Chinese Taipei in the 2006 and 2017 World Baseball Classic He missed the 2009 and 2013 editions of the event due to injury


  1. ^ Singer, Tom June 8, 2007 "Dodgers prospect named Futures MVP" MLBcom Archived from the original on May 8, 2008 
  2. ^ "Dodgers part ways with Chin-Lung Hu" ESPNcom December 27, 2010 Archived from the original on December 30, 2010 Retrieved June 21, 2014 
  3. ^ Paul Hoynes January 13, 2012 "Cleveland Indians GM Chris Antonetti works on making that first decision" Archived from the original on July 28, 2012 Retrieved January 30, 2012 
  4. ^ "MLB's Hu Chin-lung to join minor league team" The China Post China News Analysis April 4, 2012 Archived from the original on April 21, 2014 Retrieved April 4, 2012 

External linksedit

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

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