Padres agree to terms with Taiwanese righty Sung
SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Padres have agreed to terms with Taiwanese right-hander Wen-Hua Sung, the team's first deal with an Asian amateur.
The 19-year-old is currently pitching for Taiwan under-23 team and attending National Taiwan Sports University and playing for the university team.
Padres general manager A.J. Preller said Sung's first real action will be next spring training, although he'll participate in the instructional league in September. He said Hung is probably more advanced than the international players the Padres signed Saturday.
Sung was on the Asia-Pacific team that lost the Little League World Series title game to Park View from Chula Vista, a San Diego suburb.