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.

10 Responses to Mariners Designate Chiang for Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. leachim2 3 years ago

    Gonna get claimed.

    • Wes Whitenack 3 years 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 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.

        • notsureifsrs 3 years 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

        • Wilsonl 3 years ago

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

  2. MaineSox 3 years ago

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

    • johnsilver 3 years 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. How good can he be if he lost his roster spot to Oliver Perez?

  4. Wainwrights_Curveball 3 years ago

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

    • Joe sodano 3 years ago

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

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