Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Tigers Break into Asian Market

Baseball America is reporting the Tigers have signed Taiwanese outfielder Chao-Ting Tang. This is the first amateur player the Tigers have signed from Taiwan.

Some information on Tang, an outfielder, can be found at the following links:

Based on the links, I'd put Tang's age around 20, as he played on high school all-star teams two years ago. The Tigers' increased international presence will only help the team going forward. We haven't even begun to see the results of the new facilities in Venezuela over the past two years. I wouldn't expect to see him anywhere until the short season teams start in June, but it will be exciting to see how he develops.

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