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AL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
58-23 6-4 L2
45-36 5-5 L1
44-37 5-5 W1
45-38 4-6 W1
38-44 5-5 W3

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .135 1 2 .449 0

Top Yu Chang News

  • Rays' Yu Chang: Scooped up by Tampa Bay

    The Rays claimed Chang off waivers from the Pirates on Tuesday.

    Tampa Bay shifted Brandon Lowe (back) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list to clear room on the 40-man roster for Chang, but the Rays will still have to move another player off the 26-man active roster when Chang reports to the team Tuesday. A right-handed hitter who's capable of playing all four infield positions, Chang could find himself in a short-side platoon role during his time in Tampa Bay.

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  • Pirates' Yu Chang: DFA'd by Pittsburgh

    Chang was designated for assignment by the Pirates on Thursday, Justice delos Santos of MLB.com reports.

    The 26-year-old went 2-for-18 over his past nine games and will lose his spot on the 40-man roster with Tucupita Marcano (illness) returning from the COVID-19 injured list. Chang has appeared in 22 games between the Pirates and Guardians this year and has a .135/.237/.212 slash line in 59 plate appearances.

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  • Pirates' Yu Chang: Heads to bench

    Chang is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

    Chang will move to the bench after starting in five of the Pirates' last six games. Though the Pirates have typically deployed the righty-hitting Chang against left-handed pitching, he could see an uptick in starts against right-handers following Tucupita Marcano's (illness) recent placement on the COVID-19-related injured list. Hoy Park will fill in for Marcano at the keystone in Sunday's series finale, however.

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  • Pirates' Yu Chang: Pops first homer of 2022

    Chang went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals during the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    He spoiled a combined shutout bid for the Cards by taking Genesis Cabrera deep in the seventh inning. It was the first homer at any level this season for Chang, who is batting .208 (5-for-24) in nine games since joining the Pirates.

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  • Pirates' Yu Chang: Collects first hit in Pittsburgh

    Chang went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI on Tuesday against the Tigers.

    Chang delivered an RBI double in the second inning to put the Pirates up 1-0. It was his first knock of the season across 22 at-bats. Out of minor-league options, Chang has gotten consistent playing time in the absence of Josh VanMeter (finger), but he'll need to improve his performance to retain a spot on the 40-man roster.

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  • Pirates' Yu Chang: Acquired by Bucs

    The Pirates acquired Chang from the Guardians on Sunday in exchange for cash, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

    Chang doesn't have minor-league options remaining, so the Pirates will need to clear room for the 26-year-old on the 40-man roster and 26-man active roster ahead of Monday's game against the Dodgers to facilitate the trade. With experience at all four infield spots, the righty-hitting Chang could prove to be a valuable bench piece who should play regularly against left-handed pitching. Over 358 career MLB plate appearances, Chang has slashed .208/.265/.372 (71 wRC+) with 10 home runs and one stolen base.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Designated for assignment

    Chang was designated for assignment by the Guardians on Thursday.

    Chang was reinstated from the 10-day injured list May 13, but he appeared in just one game since then. The 26-year-old will now lose his spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Oscar Gonzalez, whose contract was selected by Cleveland on Thursday. Chang played in 89 games for the Guardians last year, and he'll likely report to Triple-A Columbus if he goes unclaimed on waivers.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Returns from COVID-19 IL

    Chang (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Friday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Chang has been on the injured list since April 15, and he'll rejoin the active roster after an eight-game rehab assignment in the minors, during which he went 4-for-23. The 26-year-old could have an expanded role since Josh Naylor (undisclosed) landed on the COVID-19 IL in a corresponding move.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Moves rehab assignment to Triple-A

    Chang (illness) will shift his rehab assignment from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus on Tuesday.

    Chang, who has resided on the COVID-19 injured list since April 15, began his assignment at Akron on Friday. After appearing in two games for the affiliate while going 1-for-5 at the plate, Chang will move on to the highest rung of the minors to pick up more at-bats. Chang is out of minor-league options and may not be guaranteed a spot on the Guardians' 26-man active roster once he's reinstated from the COVID-19 IL, so the team could drag out his rehab assignment in an attempt to delay having to make a roster move.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Placed on injured list

    Chang was placed on the injured list for an unspecified reason Friday, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports.

    Chang didn't appear in any of the last three games, and he'll now be sidelined with an undisclosed injury. A timetable for Chang's return to action isn't yet clear.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Riding pine Saturday

    Chang is not in Saturday's lineup against the Royals, Zack Meisel of The Athletic reports.

    He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts on Opening Day. Chang and Oscar Mercado seem like the two weakest links in Cleveland's primary group of hitters, so when Mercado starts in the outfield, as he is Saturday, Amed Rosario will shift to the infield and push Chang to the bench.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Draws Opening Day start at keystone

    Chang will start at second base and bat sixth Thursday against the Royals.

    Chang will be rewarded with an Opening Day start after he turned in a big spring training that included a .925 OPS over 36 at-bats in Cactus League play. The 26-year-old has typically seen most of his starts against left-handed pitchers over his last three seasons in the big leagues, but he'll be in the lineup versus righty Zack Greinke on Thursday. Chang will likely need to prove he can hold his own against righties for an extended stretch to maintain a full-time role, as the Guardians would have the ability to move Amed Rosario from left field to the middle infield if Chang can't get the job done at the plate.

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  • Guardians' Yu Chang: Steady in spring

    Chang is hitting .438 with two home runs, two doubles, eight RBI and five runs scored through six Cactus League games.

    Chang once again enters the 2022 campaign without a guaranteed spot in the lineup. The 26-year-old bounced between Cleveland and Triple-A Columbus last season, posting a lackluster .228/.267/.426 slash line across 251 plate appearances in the majors. He's a versatile defender capable of playing all around the infield, but his best path to playing time this season is likely a short-side platoon at either first base with Bobby Bradley or second base with Andres Gimenez. Owen Miller and Ernie Clement will also likely push Chang for a bench role for the remainder of spring training.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Smacks homer in win

    Chang went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-0 win over Texas.

    The infielder showed some promise to end 2021, batting .310 (13-for-42) across his last 12 games. Chang wasn't able to secure an everyday role this year, slashing .228/.267/.426 with nine homers, one stolen base, 39 RBI and 32 runs scored in 251 plate appearances. His defensive versatility has done more to keep him on the big club's radar than his bat through his first three major-league seasons.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Hits bases-clearing triple

    Chang went 1-for-3 with a three-run triple during Tuesday's win over the Royals.

    Chang gave Cleveland an early lead with a one-out, bases-clearing triple against Daniel Lynch in the first inning. In his last four games, Chang has contributed a double, a triple and a home run. He is expected to see regular playing time against left-handed pitching over the final two weeks of the season.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Racks up three hits in win

    Chang went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's 11-1 win over the Yankees.

    The infielder has hit safely in just six of 14 games in September, but he's produced multiple hits in five of those contests. Chang had not recorded a three-hit effort this season prior to Sunday. He's posted a .224/.256/.420 slash line with eight home runs, 32 RBI, 29 runs scored and a stolen base in 215 plate appearances as a versatile utility option for Cleveland.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Retreats to bench

    Chang is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Royals.

    After starting in four of the past five games while going 5-for-19 with a home run and a double, Chang will cede his spot in the Cleveland infield to Owen Miller. Chang should continue to play regularly versus left-handed pitching over the final two weeks of the season, but his path to steady at-bats versus right-handers will become more muddled when or if Amed Rosario (personal) returns from the bereavement list.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Breaks out of offensive funk

    Chang went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and a pair of runs scored in an 11-3 win over the Yankees on Saturday.

    Chang entered the afternoon stuck in a 1-for-17 skid over his last six games but quickly put a stop to that with a solo homer in the second inning to open the scoring. He drove in two more runs with a fifth-inning double. Chang has followed up a strong August (.323/.364/.871 in 10 games) by hitting just .215 with a .663 OPS since the start of September.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Plays hero twice Wednesday

    Chang went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and two total RBI in Wednesday's win over the Royals.

    Chang entered the game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning and knotted the score with a solo shot to left field. He stayed in the contest and delivered again in the 11th, belting a double to bring home the final run of the game. The 26-year-old has flashed his power of late, mashing four homers over his past five games. Over that span, he also has three doubles, seven RBI and only one strikeout across 16 at-bats.

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  • Indians' Yu Chang: Clubs home run No. 6

    Chang went 1-for-3 with a home run in a loss to Boston on Friday.

    Chang provided some insurance Friday in what was a solo home run off Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez in the seventh inning. Drawing the start at first-base, Chang extended his current hitting streak to four consecutive games, as well as at-least one hit in five of his last six games.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Taitung, Taiwan
Age: 26
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R