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Taiwanese pitcher makes Cleveland Indians' roster

TAIPEI -- The Cleveland Indians Major League Baseball team announced Wednesday that it had officially added Taiwanese pitcher Lee Chen-chang to its 25-man roster.

The 27-year-old reliever was scheduled to start the season in Triple-A but has rejoined the Indians after serving as the 26th man for the team's doubleheader on April 2, according to a report on the team's website.

Although Lee did not pitch that day, the Indians decided to recall the right hander from Columbus to help in the bullpen as another player Vinnie Pestano was sent down to Triple-A.

Lee, who has pitched in the Indians' minor league since 2009, was moved up to the majors last July.

He had four hits, two earned runs, four strikeouts and three walks during his 4 1/3 innings in eight outings in 2013.

During the spring training, the sidearmer had a 3.24 ERA with 12 strikeouts and five walks in 8 1/3 Cactus League innings, the website report said.

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