Teng Kai-Wei Traded to San Francisco Giants
On July 31, the Minnesota Twins traded 20-year-old Taiwanese right-hander (鄧愷威) Teng Kai-Wei to the San Francisco Giants as part of the package deal for Sam Dyson.
The @Twins announced today that they have acquired RHP Sam Dyson from the Giants in exchange for minor league outfielder Jaylin Davis and right-handed pitchers Prelander Berroa and Kai-Wei Teng.
Dyson will join the #MNTwins tomorrow in Miami.
— Dustin Morse (@morsecode) July 31, 2019
The Twins signed Teng Kai-Wei as an international free agent for $580,000 USD back in September 2017. In 2018, the Twins assigned Teng to the GCL Twins, and he finished his first professional season with a 3.59 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 42.2 innings.
Teng Kai-Wei received the promotion to Single-A in 2019, leading to the trade to the Giants system, Teng posted a solid 1.60 ERA and 1.07 WHIP over 50.2 innings for the Cedar Rapids Kernels.
Taiwanese Players in Giants’ Franchise
With Teng Kai-Wei heading to the San Francisco Giants, this will make him the third Taiwanese player to play in the Giants system.
- 譚信民 (Tan Shin-Ming): Signed as free agent in 1974, reached Giants Single-A.
- 張進德 (Jhang Jin-De): Signed as free agent in 2018, currently in Double-A.
- 鄧愷威 (Teng Kai-Wei): Traded from the Twins in 2019.