YUNG CHI CHEN
2B, Altoona Curve
Age: 26
Born: July 13, 1983
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 170
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Signed: Int. FA, Seattle Mariners, 2004
How Acquired: Minor League FA
Agent: N/A

SCOUTING REPORT
Chen is in his 7th year in the minors, and now joins his third organization. He originally started with Seattle, and was claimed off of waivers by Oakland before the 2009 season. After posting a .168/.218/.257 line in 101 at-bats at the AA level in 2010, Oakland released him. Chen spent time on Seattle’s 40-man roster, but saw his career derailed with injuries.  Chen is listed as a second baseman, and will likely serve as infield depth for Altoona.

STATS

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2009: $400,000 in majors
2010: Minor League Contract

Other Details:
  • N/A

PLAYER INFORMATION
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2004
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2010
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: Eligible
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 2 (USED: 2008)
MLB Service Time: 0.000

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS / PROSPECT RANKINGS
AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS
PROSPECT RANKINGS

Baseball America

2007: #9 SEA
2008: #20 SEA

TRANSACTIONS
January 29, 2004: Signed by the Seattle Mariners to a minor league contract.
November 21, 2007: Contract purchased by the Seattle Mariners.
November 12, 2008: Claimed off of waivers by the Oakland Athletics from the Seattle Mariners.
March 6, 2009: Outrighted to AAA by the Oakland Athletics.
June 3, 2010: Released by the Oakland Athletics.
June 25, 2010: Signed as a minor league free agent by the Pittsburgh Pirates.