Mariners Designate Chiang for Assignment

The Mariners announced today that they have designated outfielder Chih-Hsien Chiang for assignment. Oliver Perez was selected from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding 40-man-roster move.

Chiang, 24, was acquired by the M's in the three-way swap that sent Erik Bedard to the Red Sox prior to last summer's non-waiver trade deadline. The left-handed hitter posted a .242/.273/.342 line in 59 games at Double-A and Triple-A this season, a poor showing after a promising 2011 in which he .302/.361/.537 in Boston's and Seattle's organizations.

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10 Comments on "Mariners Designate Chiang for Assignment"

3 years 2 months ago

Gonna get claimed.

Wes Whitenack
3 years 2 months ago

I doubt it, he’s been terrible since coming into our system and really isn’t worth a 40 man roster spot.

Taylor Hope
3 years 2 months ago

Bet you someone does indeed claim him. He was a top 20 rated prospect for the M’s this season and I like to think we have a top half ¬†farm system with some of the prospects we have. I’m sure someone could use him.

3 years 2 months ago

he’s had about 350 impressive PA in his entire career. out of about 2500. and they were in AA, a level at which he has sucked ever since

he’s still an interesting prospect, but not worth a 40-man roster spot for most clubs

3 years 2 months ago

But the question is whether or not hes developing and producing. Plus, the key word is ‘was’.

3 years 2 months ago

I hope everyone who complained (and still complains) about that deal sees this.

3 years 2 months ago

LOL. I see it and Fed-X, fife and what use (none) Bedard was.


This one just won’t go down as a Boston 3 month rental with a HOF sent away in exchange is all.. A rarity…

3 years 2 months ago

How good can he be if he lost his roster spot to Oliver Perez?

3 years 2 months ago

Oliver Perez? Great stuff but walked people waaaaaayyy too much.

Joe sodano
3 years 2 months ago

 Great stuff according to who? Pretty sure some little league-rs could hit off him.