Indians sign Lee (no, not that one)
The Indians once again dipped into the international waters and signed Taiwanese right-hander Chen-Chang Lee to a Minor League deal Tuesday.
Lee, 21, was a member of Taiwan's national team that participated in the Beijing Olympic Games, going 0-1 with 2.00 ERA and 11 strikeouts in nine innings.
The 5-foot-7, 176-pound Lee made a name for himself in his native land when he held Cuba to a run on two hits over eight innings in a victory at the 2006 World University Baseball Championships. He also pitched in the Alaska Baseball League, which includes college players from around the world, in 2007.
With his sidearm delivery, Lee reportedly throws a sinker, slider and split-finger. His fastball is said to max out at 94 mph.
Terms of the deal were not immediately available.