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  • Pirates' Wei-Chieh Huang: Reassigned to minor-league camp

    Huang was reassigned to minor-league camp by the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Huang was selected in the minor-league portion of the Rule 5 Draft by the Pirates in December. The right-hander made 23 appearances -- 13 of those starts -- for Triple-A Sacramento with a 4.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 89:31 K:BB across 71.2 innings. He provides depth for the pitching staff but will need to be added to the 40-man roster to help Pittsburgh in 2023.

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  • Pirates' Wei-Chieh Huang: Joins new organization

    The Pirates selected Huang in the minor-league Rule 5 draft last week.

    Huang previously made four appearances in the majors with the Rangers in 2019, but he served as pitching depth in the Giants' organization this past season. In 23 appearances (13 starts) at Triple-A Sacramento, Huang posted a 4.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 89:31 K:BB in 71.2 innings. Though he's likely to start the 2023 campaign at Triple-A Indianapolis, the 29-year-old right-hander could have a clearer path back to the majors in Pittsburgh than he had in San Francisco in 2022.

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  • Giants' Wei-Chieh Huang: Gets deal with Giants

    The Giants signed Huang to a minor-league contract Tuesday.

    Huang will return to affiliated ball in 2022 after he didn't pitch last season following his release from the Rangers organization in 2020. All four of his career big-league appearances came with Texas back in 2019, with the Taiwanese right-hander giving up two earned runs on eight hits and five walks over 5.2 innings.

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  • Wei-Chieh Huang: Released by Texas

    Huang was released by the Rangers on Saturday.

    Huang had been working at the Rangers' alternate training site after serving as a non-roster invitee during camp, but he'll search for a new home following his release. The right-hander appeared in four games for Texas last year, allowing two runs on eight hits and five walks while striking out two over 5.2 innings.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Lands spot in player pool

    Huang was added to the Rangers' 60-man player pool Sunday.

    Huang, who is not on the 40-man roster, shuttled between the upper levels of the minors and the majors last season. He made four appearances with Texas in what was his first taste of The Show. The right-hander was non-tendered and then re-signed with the Rangers during the offseason. He provides bullpen depth.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Agrees to minor-league deal

    Huang signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday that includes an invitation to spring training.

    Huang made his major-league debut in 2019, posting a 3.18 ERA over 5.2 innings pitched for the Rangers. The right-hander was not tendered a contract by the team, but he will return to the organization, likely with Triple-A Nashville. The 26-year-old had a lackluster performance at the Triple-A level last year, recording a 6.10 ERA with a 1.58 WHIP over 31 innings.

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  • Wei-Chieh Huang: Fails to receive contract

    Huang was non-tendered by the Rangers on Monday.

    Huang appeared in four games for Texas in 2019, allowing two runs on eight hits and five walks while fanning two over 5.2 innings out of the bullpen. He's likely headed for a minor-league deal after being cut loose Monday.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Returns to minors

    Huang was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Wednesday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Huang made just two appearances during his most recent stint with the Rangers, allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks in 2.1 innings of work. Jeffrey Springs will take his place on the roster and in the bullpen.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Rejoins Rangers

    Huang was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Thursday.

    Huang will take the roster spot of Shawn Kelley (infection), who was placed on the injured list ahead of Thursday's series opener against the Astros. The right-hander has made a pair of appearances for the Rangers this season, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out one across 3.1 innings of relief.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Back to Nashville

    The Rangers optioned Huang to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

    Huang was the chosen casualty with the Rangers requiring a roster spot for Drew Smyly (arm), who was activated from the 10-day injured ahead of his start Sunday against the Blue Jays. During his week-and-a-half-long stint with the big club, Huang appeared in one game and tossed a scoreless inning in relief.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Called up to majors

    Huang was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Huang's latest trip to the minors lasted just two days, as he's been promoted to the Rangers for the second time in 2019. Patrick Wisdom was optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Returns to minors

    Huang was optioned to Double-A Frisco following Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

    Huang was called up from Double-A on Tuesday and allowed two runs (one earned) over 2.1 innings during his lone major-league appearance. The 25-year-old rejoins Frisco where he posted a 2.08 ERA, 0.73 WHIP and 14:0 K:BB over 8.2 innings prior to his promotion.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Promoted to majors

    Huang's contract was selected from Double-A Frisco on Wednesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

    Huang has a 2.08 ERA with 14 strikeouts in 8.2 innings this year for Frisco. The corresponding move will send Drew Smyly (arm) to the 10-day injured list, opening up his scheduled start on Wednesday. The Wednesday starter will likely come from the bullpen, and Huang could help as well in the middle innings.

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  • Rangers' Wei-Chieh Huang: Sent to Double-A

    Huang was optioned to Double-A Frisco on Tuesday.

    Huang had a 2.00 ERA at the Double-A level in the Diamondbacks organization prior to a midseason trade, but he struggled to a 6.30 mark for Frisco after the move. He'll need to impress there this season if he's to earn a promotion.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 165 lbs
Birthplace: Taitung, Taiwan
Age: 30
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R