November 19, 2018 / 7:49 PM / 22 days ago

Indians acquire RHP Hu from Rays

The Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Chih-Wei Hu in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for 18-year-old infielder Gionti Turner, the teams announced Monday.

Hu, 25, appeared in five games in relief for the Rays in 2018, posting a 4.15 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 13 innings. He pitched in six games for Tampa Bay in 2017 and compiled a 2.70 ERA.

The Taiwanese native spent most of the season in the starting rotation at Triple-A Durham, where he went 5-7 with a 4.66 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 24 games (19 starts). In 2016, Hu led the Double-A Southern League with a 2.59 ERA.

Turner was Cleveland’s 27th-round pick in the 2018 draft. He appeared in 46 games in the rookie-level Arizona League, batting .296 with 22 RBIs and 25 runs scored.

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