Full name CHEN-CHANG (C.C.) LEE…Married, Chen-Ni Hsu...He was a member of the 2008 Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) Olympic Team that competed in Beijing, China and recorded an ERA of 2.00 in 2 Olympic outings (9.0IP, 6H, 2R/ER, 2BB, 11K)...His best outing of the Olympics came against the Cuban national team, tossing 6.2IP in a starting role (3H, 1R/ER, 7K)...Appeared in relief vs. USA (2.1IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 0BB, 4K). Was one of just 3 amateurs on the squad...He attended Taipei Physical Education College and pitched for the Taiwanese National team in the 2006 and 2008 World Cup...Also pitched in the Asian Games and Intercontinental Cup for Taiwan in 2006...Pitched in the Alaskan Baseball League in summer of 2007 (2.62 ERA, 7GS, 44.2IP, 37H, 13ER).
Split the season between AAA Columbus and Cleveland in his first extended stay at the Major League level and was a reliable member of the bullp en over the last two months of the season...Started the season in Columbus after his March 24 op tion in spring training ... Went 0-1 with 3 saves and a 3.30 ERA in 25 relief appearances for the season at Columbus (30.0IP , 29H, 11ER, 37K )...Recorded a 1.69 ERA in 9 June games (10.2IP , 8H, 2ER, 9K ) and did not allow a run over his last 5 Triple-A outings (6.0IP , 4H, 0R, 9K )...Right-handed AAA batters hit .221 (15-68) off him. Enjoyed four stints at the Major League level in 2014 (4/2, 4/9-5/16, 7/18-21) after final August 7 recall from Columbus ... Over his final 25 games with Cleveland from May 16-end of season he posted an ERA of 4.00 (18.0IP, 20H, 8R/ER, 10BB, 17SO) and recorded his first Major League win on September 5 vs. Chicago-AL...After his August 7 recall he posted an ERA of 4.70 (15.1IP, 15H, 8R/ER, 13SO), figures inflated from a two-outing hiccup at Detroit on Sept 12 and 14 where he allowed multip le runs in less than 1.0IP of work (0.2IP , 3H, 5R/ER, 3BB, took season ERA from 2.96 to 4.68). Was T -9th among American League rookie pitchers in games p itched (37)...W orked a season/ career-high 2.0IP innings on two occasions, Ap ril 22 vs. K C and August 7 at Cincinnati...W as stingy with runners on base, yielding just a .214 (12-56) average against...Batters hit .167 (6-36) with RISP off him, .167 (3-18) with RISP -2 outs and only 2 of 27 inherited runners scored (7.4%) over his outings...Allowed runs in 11 of his 37 Major League outings ... ERA from May 16-Sep t. 5 was 1.26 (14.1IP , 13H, 2R/ER, 14K ) before p osting a 9.00 ERA in 11 September games (6.0IP , 7H, 6 ER) ... Had four holds and one blown save.
닓pent the first two months of the season on the Minor League DL rehabbing from June 2012 right elbow reconstruction before being activated at Triple-A Columbus on June 26...Season started at A Lake County on May 29 and was moved to AA Akron on June 5 before being activated at Columbus...With the Clippers he went 1-0 with a 2.37 ERA in 19 relief outings (19.0IP, 14H, 5ER, 5BB, 24K, .212AVG) and limited left-handed hitters to a .111 (2-18) average against and did not allow a run over his last 8 outings (7.1IP)...Batters hit .182 (6-33) with runners on base against him at AAA...Combined Minor League ERA in 2013 was 2.48 in 29 games (29.0IP, 18H, 8R/ER, 10BB, 37K). 닒ecalled for the first time to Cleveland on July 12 and made his Major League debut on July 14 vs. Kansas City (1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 0K, HB) and recorded 3 scoreless July outings (2.0IP, 0H, 0R, 3BB, 1K) before being optioned back to Columbus on July 24, spending the rest of the Minor League season with the Clippers before being recalled for a second time when rosters expanded on September 3....Made 5 appearances in September (7.71ERA, 2.1IP, 4H, 3R/2ER) for the Indians...Named by Baseball America as possessing the best slider & 8th overall prospect in the system entering 2014.
Was limited to just 5 relief appearances, the last of which came on April 17...Was shutdown for six weeks with a strained
ligament in his pitching elbow and eventually underwent reconstructive right elbow surgery on June 1 by Dr. Lewis
Yocum...Allowed a run in 1 of his 5 appearances at AAA Columbus and limited hitters to a .208 (5-24) average against
after posting a 3.86ERA in 6 spring relief outings...Triple A right-handed hitters were 3-for-21 off him (.143) and batters
were 1-for-12 with runners on base (1-11 w/RISP)...Named the 11th best prospect in the Indians organization entering
2013 according to Baseball America...Added to the 40-man roster on November 20.
Lee, 25, was outstanding between Double A Akron and Triple A Columbus in 2011, going a combined 6-1 with a save and 2.40 ERA in 44 relief appearances (71.1IP, 53H, 19ER, 23BB, 99SO)...He averaged 12.5 strikeouts per 9.0IP and limited Minor League hitters to a .210 (53-252) average against with 3HR allowed...On the season right-handed batters hit .197 (28-142) off him with just 4 extra base hits...Recorded strikeouts in 39 of 44 outings and fanned 5 batters in 3 straight outings from April 29-May 5 at AA Akron in 7.1IP (0H, 15K)...After beginning the season in Akron (2.50ERA, 23 games), he was promoted to Columbus on June 22 where he finished
the year by going 4-0 w/a 2.27 ERA in 21 games (31.2IP, 26H, 8ER, 43SO) and recorded an ERA of 1.29 in 4 Triple A playoff appearances (7.0IP, 3H, 1R/ER, 4BB, 7SO)...Hails from the island nation of Taiwan and was signed as an amateur by the Indians in September of 2008...He owns a three-year Minor League career record of 15-11 w/a 3.01 ERA in 133 relief appearances (227.1IP, 179H, 76ER, 14HR, 73BB, 278SO), averaging 11.0 strikeouts per 9.0IP over the span...Named the 4th best prospect in the Indians organization entering 2012 according to Baseball America.
Spent season at AA Akron...From 6/28 thru end of season his ERA was 0.57 (31.1IP, 11H, 2ER, 38K) that lowered his ERA from 5.40 to 3.22...Pitched in the AZFL after the season (6G, 9.00ERA)...LHH at Akron hit .179 (20-112) off him.
Ranked 5th in the Carolina League in appearances (45, T3rd in Indians PD system)...Batters hit .220 off him on the year and .200 clip by RHH...Pitched in the 2009 WBC for Taiwan.