MLB: Pirates sign first Chinese pitcher in Major League Baseball and second Chinese native in GL

The Pittsburgh Pirates sign right-hander Austin Brice with a minor league contract. It’s a continuation of the Pirates’ busy week adding depth to their pitching staff as they claimed the pitcher Adonis Medina today and re-signed Chase De Jong with a minor league deal yesterday.

Brice, 29, 6-foot-3, is coming off a split season between Triple-A Boston and major league teams, his second straight year with the Red Sox. While he made a solid impression in the minors, posting a 3.27 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 33 innings, that wasn’t the case at the major league level:

The 6-foot-3 Brice, out of options, was shuttled back and forth between Boston’s top two teams throughout the season and posted a 6.59 ERA in just over 13 innings for the Sox. Red.

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Nicknamed ‘The Bear’, Austin Robert Brice was born in Hong Kong, an autonomous territory and a former British colony in southeastern China. He adds six years of experience in GL (2016-2021) debuting Miami Marlins in 2016.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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MLB: Pirates sign first Chinese pitcher in Major League Baseball and second Chinese native in GL