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Sunday, February 04, 2007

One and Done....

TJ - Damn, we hardly knew you!

TJ Yeh was released by the Red Sox per Frank via BaseballAmerica's recent minor league transaction detail list. TJ played one year in the organization with the Lowell Spinners and posted subpar numbers in limited appearances. TJ will head back home and play in the CPBL - he'll probably join the team that originally drafted him - the Elephants. TJ is the second Taiwanese flameout for the Red Sox, following in the footsteps of Kevin Huang.



Spring training news on Chung-Shou Yang: Yang tweaked a hammy doing windsprints on Friday. The injury isn't too bad as Yang cranked out 7 HR's in 33 swings yesterday.

In other NPB ST news, sad to say, but it looks like Wei-Chu Lin's chances of getting more PT might hinge on the health of CF N. Akahoshi. Lin cranked out 9 HR's in 63 swings in a recent session.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i was very surprised to hear about yeh...he had very poor numbers in very very limited appearance at lowell...but considering he's been in military without playing for a few years, i would have given him more time to regain whatever potential he may have had...also...he got 100,000 bonus money...that showed some seriousness from the red sox...oh well...

buckhead said...

Rumors said that the reason Red Sox released him is his age is too old for a prospect (23?24?).(But this is weird to me. If he is really too old, why bother signed him one year ago?)

Another reason I heard is that Yeh just just couldn't stand been treated like garbage time pitcher.

Common sense says that he should be back to Brother Elephants, who drafted him last year. But theoritically, by following the rules (if they do care), it's not that obvious. He could re-enter the draft again this year.

TheTaiwaneseTerror said...

Buckhead,
I think I saw TJ in a Brother Elephants uniform in the news today.

buckhead said...

Yes. He signed with Brother Elephants eventually. I kind of feel sorry for the Red Sox. Huang and Yeh left far before they reached their potential. Hopefully (another) Huang, Chiang and other prospects will do better.