Yankees sign Taiwanese infielder


Via MLBTR, the Yanks have signed 18-year-old Taiwanese infielder Fu-Lin Kuo to a $150,000 bonus. He’s just the second Taiwanese player ever signed by the Yanks, the first being Chien-Ming Wang, of course. Taiwan Baseball says Kuo has the potential to hit for average and gap power with average range at second base, his likely destination. I’m guessing he’ll debut in Extended Spring Training next year, followed by a stint with the Rookie level GCL Yanks.

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  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I doubt he ever makes it to The Show but you could certainly do worse than an average-to-good 2B with meh fielding in your farm.

    I think the Sox have a 2B from Taiwan in their farm, too. Heard he has better potential. (Not comparing the two. Just sayin’.)

  • Drew

    This is the splash I’ve been waiting for!

    I’m foolin… heh

    • Benjamin Kabak


  • pat

    Luckily I like you Axisa.

    • Mike Axisa

      Yes, yes everyone. Pat first alerted me to this last night. Everyone say thanks to pat.

      Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks pat.

      • pat


      • Joey

        Nah, don’t believe it. Just like a relationships not official unless on facebook, nobody sends shit in without a hat tip. There is none, therefore pat must have some good blackmail on Mike. What u got man? lol j/k

  • Matt ACTY/BBD

    Hot Stove: consider yourself fired up.

  • Crazy Eyes Killa

    If he was any good teh Theo woulda signed him already

  • Mike Pop

    Can’t hurt.

  • mike c

    2014 starting SS

  • Salty Buggah

    We can trade taht lazie Robbie now!?!!!

  • Evil Empire

    I further investigated that MLBTR link and ended up finding my new favorite baseball site:

    That banner image is pure gold.

    • steve

      gold jerry, gold !

    • barry

      And the site’s contents aren’t too bad surprisingly.

  • JSquared

    Hey, You Never Know.

  • A.D.

    If only we had an “Andy in Sunny Seoul” to get the low-down.

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  • American in Taiwan

    Barry… why would it “surprise” you that a Taiwanese baseball blog would have good content? They’re psychotic for baseball here.

    A.D… Seoul is in South Korea.


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