Twenty-three Cubans were on opening day major league rosters following a series of high-profile defections, an increase of five over last year and the most since the commissioner's office began releasing data in 1995.
Taiwanese pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (陳偉殷), who will start the Miami Marlins' season opener against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night (U.S. time), has chosen a song by Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天) as his walk-up music, Chen's agent said Tuesday.
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang has been transferred back to the U.S. Major League after an absence of nearly three years, he confirmed Sunday.
The reigning champion Kansas City Royals picked up where they left off in November, beating Matt Harvey and the New York Mets 4-3 on Sunday in the first opening-day rematch of a World Series in Major League Baseball history.
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, who was one of the final additions to the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster, said he enjoyed watching the Royals' opener against the New York Mets on Sunday even if he didn't get the chance to pitch.
Taiwanese pitcher Chien-Ming Wang said Sunday that his return to the U.S. Major League after an absence of nearly three years was a realization of his dream.
Taiwanese slugger Lin Chih-sheng (林智勝) on Sunday broke an Asian baseball record by extending his on-base streak to 70 and leading the CTBC Brothers (中信兄弟) to their seventh straight victory.
It was a big night for Russell Martin, even if his Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox. An energetic crowd of 52,682 watched the Red Sox post a 4-2 exhibition win over Toronto on a two-out, two run double in the top of the 10th inning from outfielder Ryan LaMarre.
Major League Baseball has made several minor rule changes for this season, including one that covers tag plays when a runner is touched only by the laces of a fielder's glove.
Taiwan-born pitcher Chien-Ming Wang is highly likely to be included in the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster to open the Major League Baseball (MLB) 2016 season, according to media reports on Saturday.