(3/26/2008) The Royals have sent relievers Roman Colon and Chin-hui Tsao and catcher Ken Huckaby to minor-league camp, reports the Kansas City Star.
Tsao finally sees game action
(3/5/2008) Royals RP Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) was able to make his spring debut Wednesday against the Giants. He pitched a perfect seventh inning. He struck out one while getting one ground out and one fly out.
(12/31/2007) The Royals signed RHP Chin-Hui Tsao to a 2008 minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Tsao elects to become a free agent
(11/14/2007) Dodgers pitcher Chin-hui Tsao refused his minor-league assignment and became a free agent.
Dodgers' Tsao outrighted to minors
(11/8/2007) The Dodgers outrighted Chin-hui Tsao (shoulder) off the 60-day DL and to the minor leagues.
Dodgers move Tsao to 60-day DL
(9/5/2007) The Dodgers transferred RHP Yhency Brazoban, RHP Chin-hui Tsao and LHP Randy Wolf to the 60-day DL.
Tsao having problem with shoulder
(8/8/2007) Dodgers RP Chin-hui Tsao and RP Hong-Chih Kuo are in holding patterns. Tsao, out with a strained right shoulder, was scheduled to start a throwing program, but recurring pain in the back of his right shoulder scuttled those plans. Rather than join the team on its current road trip, Tsao remained in Los Angeles and was scheduled to be examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum on Tuesday. "We thought there was enough doubt that we didn't want to start him on a throwing program and have it fail," Dodgers trainer Stan Conte said. "We thought he was well enough to start that. It's definitely a delay in when we wanted to start the throwing program."
Tsao goes back on the DL
(7/15/2007) The Los Angeles Dodgers placed RP Chin-hui Tsao back on the 15-day disabled list Sunday a little more than two weeks after activating him. Tsao missed nearly six weeks earlier this season because of a strained right shoulder before being activated June 29. He appeared in six games after coming off the disabled list but felt soreness in the shoulder once again during Saturday's outing against the San Francisco Giants. "We know if we keep putting him out there it will get worse because that is what happened last time," trainer Stan Conte said.
Tsao returns to majors
(6/30/2007) RHP Chin-hui Tsao returned to the active roster Friday after being on the 15-day DL because of a right shoulder strain. To make room on the roster, INF-OF Marlon Anderson was designated for assignment. "We got a real need for another pitcher on our staff right now," manager Grady Little said. "We were having trouble getting Marlon at-bats. It was a tough call for us to make."
RP Tsao nearly ready for rehab
(6/26/2007) RHP Chin-hui Tsao, out since May 20 because of a right shoulder strain, threw 45 pitches on the side Monday afternoon. "Looked really good," manager Grady Little said. "We feel certain that he'll recover from this fine." The club will decide Tuesday if Tsao is ready for a rehabilitation assignment.
Tsao ready for rehab assignment
(6/22/2007) Dodgers RP Chin-hui Tsao (right shoulder strain) could be ready to start a minor league rehab assignment next week after one additional bullpen session Sunday or Monday. He threw off the mound before Friday's game at Tampa Bay.
Tsao feels no pain after session
(6/21/2007) Dodgers RP Chin-hui Tsao (strained shoulder) felt no pain after throwing all of his pitches off the bullpen mound Tuesday. "He'll probably do that another time or two and we'll see how it goes from there," manager Grady Little said.
RHP Tsao throws from flat ground
(6/19/2007) Right-hander Chin-hui Tsao (strained shoulder) threw from flat ground before Monday's game at Toronto and was able to throw his breaking ball without pain, manager Grady Little said. A decision on his return will be made after he throws from the mound on Wednesday.
Tsao still not throwing off mound
(6/13/2007) RHPs Yhency Brazoban and Chin-hui Tsao, both on the DL with shoulder injuries, threw off flat ground before the game. "They're both progressing," manager Grady Little said. "When they get on the mound, I'm not sure."
Tsao lands on disabled list
(5/23/2007) The Dodgers placed reliever Chin-hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list because of a right shoulder strain Wednesday and recalled Yhency Brazoban from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Chin-Hui Tsao touched up by Braves
(5/7/2007) Chin-hui Tsao retired 24 consecutive batters in six appearances until allowing five runs in the seventh inning of Sunday's loss at Atlanta.
Tsao implodes to get loss Sunday
(5/6/2007) The Dodgers had been 15-0 when leading after six innings, but Chin-hui Tsao gave up five runs in the seventh as the Braves sent 10 batters to the plate. Tsao had given up only one hit and no runs in 10 2/3 innings before being charged with three hits, two walks and five runs. "I guess we all get spoiled," Dodgers manager Grady Little said. "It's been lights out with that bullpen. ... (Tsao) made a couple of mislocated pitches."
Tsao yet to be scored upon
(5/2/2007) Dodgers RP Chin-Hui Tsao has not allowed a run in 10 2/3 innings this season after pitching a scoreless and hitless inning of relief Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Opponents have one hit in 31 at-bats against the right-hander.
Tsao pitches in Colorado again
(4/19/2007) Derek Lowe was relieved by Chin-Hui Tsao at Colorado Wednesday. Tsao was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday when Jason Schmidt went on the disabled list. It was the first appearance in the majors for Tsao since May 11, 2005, when he was a reliever with Colorado. He struck out two in 1 1/3 hitless innings.
Seanez or Tsao to be long man
(4/19/2007) Manager Grady Little said he would choose between RHP Rudy Seanez and RHP Chin-Hui Tsao for the long relief role while Mark Hendrickson is in the starting rotation.
RP Tsao back up with Dodgers
(4/18/2007) The Dodgers recalled Chin-hui Tsao from the minor leagues.
Tsao optioned to Triple-A
(4/13/2007) The Dodgers activated SS Rafael Furcal from the 15-day disabled list Friday night before the game against San Diego, and optioned right-handed pitcher Chin-hui Tsao to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Dodgers call up RP Tsao
(4/11/2007) The Dodgers placed OF Matt Kemp on the 15-day DL because of an injured right shoulder, and recalled RHP Chin-hui Tsao from Triple-A Las Vegas. Kemp was injured in Monday's 6-3 loss to the Rockies when he banged into the auxiliary scoreboard in right field trying to catch Jeff Baker's RBI triple.
LaRoche, Tsao sent to Triple-A
(4/1/2007) According to The Orange County Register, the Dodgers optioned 3B Andy LaRoche and P Chin-Hui Tsao to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday.
(1/30/2007) The Dodgers finalized a one-year contract Monday with reliever Chin-hui Tsao, the Taiwanese right-hander plagued by arm injuries throughout his brief career with the Rockies. Tsao and the Dodgers agreed to terms on Jan. 18, pending a physical, and he was added to Los Angeles' 40-man roster Monday. "Chin-hui was one of the more promising young relievers in the game as recently as two years ago," Dodgers GM Ned Colletti said. "He's battled through some difficult injuries, but at his young age we are excited about him coming to spring training, competing for a spot on the roster and seeing what he can do when he is healthy."
Dodgers take chance on Tsao
(1/19/2007) The Dodgers have agreed to terms of a one-year contract with reliever Chin-Hui Tsao. The agreement is contingent on Tsao's passing a physical examination, which won't happen until next week at the earliest. He has to obtain a tourist visa and travel from Taiwan to Los Angeles. Tsao was 4-3 with a 5.80 ERA and four saves for the Rockies from 2003-05, and had a 29-20 record and 2.74 ERA in the minors, walking 93 and striking out 431 in 371 innings. He pitched for Taiwan in the 2004 Olympics.
Tsao among new non-tendered FAs
(12/13/2006) The Rockies declined to tender a contract offer to RHP Chin-Hui Tsao, making him a free agent.
Tsao targeting spring 2007
(9/11/2006) RHP Chin-hui Tsao is not expected back this season.
Tsao throws issueless bullpen
(8/13/2006) RHP Chin-hui Tsao, out all season due to shoulder surgery, threw a bullpen session Saturday without any problems.
Tsao continues long road back
(8/2/2006) RHP Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder surgery) threw 15 pitches to hitters off the mound Tuesday. "It went fine and it was a good positive step," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "We'll know more tomorrow how it feels."
Tsao keeps up with rehab work
(7/14/2006) Rockies RHP Chin-Hui Tsao continues his rehab work in his comeback from right shoulder surgery on May 20, 2005. Tsao has had his workouts put on hold several times because of recurring soreness in his shoulder. Trainer Keith Dugger said Tsao had a bullpen session on Sunday in Coors Field, and Tsao will play catch at Coors Field on Friday. If all goes well, he could have a bullpen session in Colorado Springs while the Rockies are on their current road trip.
Tsao not ready for rehab stint
(6/5/2006) Rockies RHP Chin-hui Tsao (recovering from elbow surgery) has not started a rehab assignment at this point. He was originally expected to be ready to return in June, but that won't happen now.
Tsao ready to meet with team
(5/1/2006) When the Rockies return to Coors Field on Wednesday, right-handed pitcher Chin-hui Tsao will meet them in Denver and continue his rehab from shoulder surgery by throwing bullpen sessions with the big-league staff watching according to MLB.com.
Tsao on 60-day DL
(3/30/2006) Rockies RHP Chin-hui Tsao (recovering from elbow surgery) and INF Josh Wilson (fractured hand) were placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Tsao to test shoulder again
(3/27/2006) RHP Chin-Hui Tsao is scheduled to throw off a mound for the second time Monday since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder May 25. Trainer Keith Dugger said Tsao again will throw 25 fastballs at about 60-70 percent effort, with the plan for him to be up to 30-35 pitches and mixing in breaking pitches in about a month.
Rockies place Tsao on 60-day DL
(3/6/2006) The Rockies placed RHP Chin-hui Tsao (shoulder) on the 60-day DL, according to MLB.com.
Tsao to be limited in spring
(2/27/2006) Rockies RHP Chin-Hui Tsao, expected to be ready in June, is the only Rockies player who will have his workouts limited this spring. "We'll do some long toss and then start working him off the mound," trainer Keith Dugger said. "(Because he's) a reliever, we can move a little faster with him (than a starting pitcher)." Tsao is coming back from elbow surgery last season.
Tsao moved to 60-day DL
(7:32 pm ET) The Rockies transferred Chin-hui Tsao (shoulder) from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday.
Surgery will end Tsao's season
(5/23/2005) As expected, RHP Chin-hui Tsao will have season-ending right shoulder surgery Wednesday and will be replaced at least temporarily as the Rockies closer by LHP Brian Fuentes.
Tsao out for rest of season
(5/20/2005) Chin-hui Tsao will have arthroscopic surgery next week on his right shoulder. The surgery will be Wednesday in Denver, the team said Friday. No date was set for Tsao's return to the team. It's not likely he'll return in 2005.
Tsao seeks key second opinion
(5/17/2005) Chin-Hui Tsao needs a second opinion on his ailing shoulder, which might require surgery and keep him out for the rest of the season, according to the Denver Post.
Tsao lands on DL with bum shoulder
(5/13/2005) The Rockies placed Chin-Hui Tsao on the 15-day DL with inflammation in his right shoulder Friday. The move is retroactive to Thursday.
Tsao nursing stiff shoulder
(5/13/2005) Chin-Hui Tsao complained of a sore shoulder after Wednesday's game and will get the next two days off.
Braves study, figure Tsao out
(5/11/2005) Most of the Braves watched film of Colorado closer Chin-hui Tsao before batting practice Tuesday. Tsao retired them in order on nine pitches in Monday's 7-6 loss. "We don't know the kid," manager Bobby Cox said. "We don't know many of Clint's kids." It worked. Tsao blew the save Wednesday, allowing a homer to Ryan Langerhans (his second on the day), an RBI double to Marcus Giles and an RBI single to Julio Franco.
Tsao won't pitch day after night
(4/19/2005) Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said closer Chin-hui Tsao won't be used in consecutive games if the second game is during the day and the previous one at night.
Tsao regains Rockies closer's role
(4/14/2005) Chin-hui Tsao returned to the mound Wednesday for Colorado, tossing a shutout inning in relief of loser Byung-Hyun Kim (0-1). Kim allowed four runs and two hits in one inning. He walked two, one intentionally, and struck out two.
Tsao activated on Tuesday
(4/12/2005) The Rockies activated Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.
Tsao to rejoin Rockies Monday
(4/11/2005) The Denver Post reports that Chin Hui-Tsao (shoulder) will rejoin the team Monday and be activated on Tuesday.
Tsao pitches in minors
(4/9/2005) Chin-Hui Tsao (right shoulder inflammation) allowed one hit in one inning in his rehab assignment with Triple-A Colorado Springs Friday.
(4/7/2005) Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) told the Denver Post he is ready to resume pitching in games after being encouraged by a bullpen session on Wednesday.
Tsao placed on 15-day DL
(4/1/2005) The Rockies placed Chin-Hui Tsao (inflammed right shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. The move is retroactive to March 25.
Tsao blows first chance at save
(3/24/2005) Chin-hui Tsao got his first save opportunity since becoming Colorado's closer, but gave up the two runs in the eighth Wednesday. "We pitched from the stretch the whole game. We got what we deserved," manager Clint Hurdle said.
Tsao to start season as closer
(3/19/2005) The Rockies announced that Chin-Hui Tsao, as expected, will start the season as their closer.
Gaillard gets look as closer
(3/1/2005) The Denver Post reports that Eddie Gaillard pitched in a game Monday for the first time in nine months after undergoing elbow surgery. He is viewed as a possible closer candidate along with Chin-Hui Tsao.
Tsao wants to close for Rockies
(10/1/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao told the Rocky Mountain News that he could like to fill the Rockies' closer void for 2005. "With his blister issues, it might be very workable," agent Scott Boras said, referring to a problem that has sidelined Tsao at times in his pro career. "The main thing is, he had fun (on Wednesday). He enjoyed the atmosphere, the situation."
Tsao shuts door on Dodgers
(9/30/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao responded to his first major-league save chance on Wednesday night by retiring Adrian Beltre, Jayson Werth and Shawn Green, according to the Rocky Mountain News. Tsao and Scott Dohmann are expected to share any save chances for the remainder of the regular season.
Tsao groomed for late-inning role
(9/13/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao, who will join the Rockies on Monday, will be used primarily in the sixth or seventh inning, according to the Denver Post. "I wouldn't say it's an audition," pitching coach Bob Apodaca said. "It's the best scenario available for him right now, and this is one of our needs for next year: a power arm at the back of the bullpen."
Tsao could be reliever for good
(9/11/2004) The Denver Post reports that Chin-Hui Tsao (blister) might never start another game for the Rockies because of lingering injuries and his strong performance as a reliever in the Olympics. "It's about finding a role for him where we can keep him healthy and pitch more," said general manager Dan O'Dowd.
Tsao might become reliever
(9/10/2004) The Denver Post reports that Chin-Hui Tsao, once the organization's top prospect, might have made his final start for the Rockies. The Rockies are strongly considering making Tsao a reliever.
Tsao has a blister
(9/8/2004) According to the Rocky Mountain News, Chin-hui Tsao was with the team on Tuesday but is yet to be placed on the active roster. He developed a blister on the tip of his right middle finger while pitching for his native Taiwan in the Olympics. Manager Clint Hurdle will make a decision on whether to activate him in the near future.
Tsao recalled by the Rockies
(9/8/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.
Tsao's Triple-A season ends
(9/6/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao allowed a home run in one inning of work as Triple-A Colorado Springs was eliminated from the Pacific Coast League playoffs on Sunday, according to the Denver Post. He might be called up by the Rockies on Tuesday, although he would only pitch in relief.
Tsao has blister problems
(8/24/2004) The Denver Post notes that Chin Hui-Tsao left his final game for Taiwan in the Olympics with a blister on his pitching hand. His health will determine if he is a Sept. 1 call-up or not. "There's no guarantee right now," said general manager Dan O'Dowd.
Tsao gets second opinion on shoulder
(7/28/2004) According to the Rocky Mountain News, Chin-hui Tsao got a second opinion on his sore right shoulder Tuesday. Dr. Lewis Yocum examined him and his opinion was there was degeneration in the labrum, matching what the first doctor said.
Tsao to be examined Monday
(7/26/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao will have his sore right shoulder examined by Angels team physician Lewis Yocum on Monday, according to the Denver Post. He has not yet been scratched from the Olympics.
Tsao suffers another setback
(7/19/2004) Rockies prospect Chin-Hui Tsao suffered another setback with Triple-A Colorado Springs when he complained of right shoulder soreness while warming up for a Sunday start, according to the Rocky Mountain News. He was scratched and will be in Denver, Colo., on Monday to be examined by the Rockies' staff, which is concerned he has a possible labrum tear.
Tsao pitches well in Triple-A
(7/6/2004) Rockies pitcher Chin-Hui Tsao made his first start of the season for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out seven batters in six innings.
Tsao returns to Triple-A
(7/2/2004) Rockies right-hander Chin-Hui Tsao made his second start Wednesday for Double-A Tulsa and will be moved up to Triple-A Colorado Springs to start on Monday, according to the Rocky Mountain News. He has been on Colorado Springs' disabled list all season due to shoulder soreness.
Tsao could be on the rise
(6/30/2004) The Denver Post reports that Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) could move up to Triple-A Colorado Springs if he is effective in his next start at Double-A Tulsa.
Tsao moves to Double-A ball
(6/23/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) has moved to Double-A Tulsa on his rehab assignment.
Tsao makes debut on Tuesday
(6/16/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) allowed one run in five innings on Tuesday in his season debut for Class A Asheville.
Tsao to pitch in minors
(6/14/2004) The Rocky Mountain News says Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) will make his 2004 debut for Class A Asheville on Tuesday.
Tsao to pitch rehab game
(5/31/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch an inning in extended spring training on Monday.
Tsao throws bullpen session
(5/12/2004) The Rocky Mountain News reports that Chin-hui Tsao (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Monday.
(4/27/2004) The Denver Post reports Chin-Hui Tsao has soreness around his rotator cuff. He does not travel with Triple-A Colorado Springs, rehabbing in Denver when the team is on the road.
Tsao gets MRI results
(4/17/2004) The Rocky Mountain News reports that Chin-hui Tsao (shoulder) had an MRI Thursday that revealed nothing out of the ordinary.
Tsao suffers a setback
(4/15/2004) The Rocky Mountain News says Chin-Hui Tsao, who is on the DL at Triple-A Colorado Springs because of shoulder stiffness, suffered a setback during his rehablitation. He felt tenderness while long-tossing and was shut down.
Tsao put on DL
(4/8/2004) The Denver Post notes Chin-Hui Tsao (shoulder inflammation) will begin the season on the minor-league DL.
Tsao will not start
(4/1/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao will not begin the season in the Colorado rotation.
Tsao likely headed to Triple-A
(2/29/2004) Chin-Hui Tsao will likely begin the season with Triple-A Colorado Springs, according to the Denver Post.
Tsao activated from 15-day DL
(9/16/2003) The Rockies activated Chin-Hui Tsao (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. He is starting against Houston.
Tsao will come off 15-day DL
(9/11/2003) Chin-Hui Tsao (hamstring) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list to start Tuesday's game against Houston.
Tsao tests injured hamstring
(9/8/2003) The Denver Post reports Chin-Hui Tsao tested his hamstring injury during fielding drills on Saturday. He will test the injury again on Monday and he is scheduled for a bullpen session Wednesday.
Rockies place Tsao on 15-day DL
(8/27/2003) The Colorado Rockies placed Chin-Hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday due to a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to Aug. 24.
Tsao skips bullpen session
(8/27/2003) Chin-Hui Tsao (hamstring) skipped a bullpen session on Tuesday. Tsao might be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Chin-Hui Tsao tweaks hamstring
(8/25/2003) Tsao tweaked his left hamstring while running the bases on Saturday against Atlanta. "I felt it on every pitch," Tsao told the Denver Post.
Tsao rebounds with nice start
(8/7/2003) Chin-hui Tsao allowed only one run on two hits, in six innings against Philadelphia on Wednesday. He bounced back from a rough outing at Cincinnati last week.
Tsao wows Brewers with win
(7/26/2003) Chin-Hui Tsao, the majors' first Tiawanese pitcher, allowed three earned runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings, for his first win against Milwaukee on Friday.
Tsao will start on Friday
(7/23/2003) Chin-Hui Tsao will be recalled from Double-A Tulsa to start on Friday against Milwaukee, according to the Denver Post. He is getting the nod over Aaron Cook to replace Denny Neagle (elbow) in the rotation.
Tsao might join Rockies
(7/22/2003) The Rocky Mountain News reports that Chin-Hui Tsao is expected to be recalled from Double-A Tulsa on Tuesday if the Rockies place Denny Neagle on the disabled list.