Yang made nine appearances while pitching in the minor leagues in Japan during the 2013 season.
The 31-year-old native of Taiwan has posted a 5-5 record and a 3.08 ERA (90.2ip/29er) in 38 appearances (12 starts)
in his career with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in the Japanese Central League during parts of six seasons (2006,
2008-2010 and 2012).
There are now 31 pitchers and six catchers in Major League camp. In addition, the Pirates have now invited 18 players to big league training camp.