CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Guardians have traded infielder Yu Chang to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash. Chang had been designated for assignment last week.
Once a promising prospect for Cleveland, the 26-year-old Chang played in just four games for the Guardians this season and struck out seven times in 10 at-bats. He also missed time after being placed on the COVID-19 list.
Chang batted .228 with nine homers and 39 RBIs in 89 games for Cleveland in 2021. His strong finish in the final three months put him in position to win a utility job this season.