The Milwaukee Brewers were busy on the final day of the Winter Meetings, making three selections in the Rule 5 Draft on Thursday morning.
In the Major League phase, Milwaukee selected left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang from the Pirates organization. The 21-year-old cost 50,000 to select and must stick with the Brewers on the 25-man roster for the entire 2014 season or be offered back to Pittsburgh if a trade isn't worked out.
Wang will be making a big jump to the big leagues if he makes Milwaukee's roster, as he pitched in the Gulf Coast League in 2013. Making 12 appearances and 11 starts for Pittsburgh's rookie ball team last season, Wang went 1-3 with a 3.23 ERA with just four walks and 42 strikeouts in 47 13 innings.
Signed as an international free agent out of Taiwan in the summer of 2011, Wang's first contract with Pittsburgh was voided because he had a torn ligament in his elbow and needed Tommy John surgery. He signed with the Pirates for less money and sat out the 2012 se...