Brother Elephants – No. 15
February 21, 1988 |
Taitung County, Taiwan
Chiang Chih-hsien (Chinese: 蔣智賢; pinyin: Jiǎng Zhìxián; born February 21, 1988) is a Taiwanese professional baseball player who is playing for Brother Elephants of the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Chiang signed as an infielder for the Boston Red Sox organization in 2005. He was converted to the outfield after the 2008 season. He played for the Double A Portland Sea Dogs since 2010 and has a breakthrough year in 2011. Chiang was honored as Eastern League Player of the Month for June, and was selected to participate in both the Major League Baseball Futures Game and the Eastern League All-Star Game.
On July 31, 2011 Chiang was traded to the Seattle Mariners in a package deal for Érik Bédard. Chiang concluded his stats as a Sea Dog, hitting .340/.402/.648 with 18 homers, 37 doubles, 76 RBI, 25 walks, 61 strikeouts in 321 at-bats. He led the league in AVG, SLG, RBI, OPS, extra base hits at the time of trade. He collected back-to-back Eastern League player of the month for his monstrous July: .430/.500/.740, 16 doubles, 5 homers, 25 RBI. Chiang played 40 games for the Tacoma Rainiers before being demoted to Double A Jackson Generals. On Jun 12, 2012, Chiang was removed from the 40-man roster to make room for Oliver Perez and designated for assignment. After the 2012 season, Chiang became a free agent and signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers organization. The Baltimore Orioles signed him to a minor league contract on November 18, 2013.
- Chih-Hsien Chiang Honored as Eastern League Player of the Month for June minorleaguebaseball.com, July 6, 2011
- Chiang Collects Back-to-Back Player of the Month Honors minorleaguebaseball.com, Aug 6, 2011
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