Chinese youngster Xu Guiyan has been signed up for the Baltimore Orioles in what some see as an attempt to expand the MLB into the lucrative China market. Photo: AP
Chinese youngster Xu Guiyan has been signed up for the Baltimore Orioles in what some see as an attempt to expand the MLB into the lucrative China market. Photo: AP
Tim Noonan
Opinion

Opinion

Tim Noonan

Xu Guiyuan faces a long, hard road to become Major League Baseball's first Chinese star

China's first player to sign a professional deal with a Major League Baseball club has a long and difficult road ahead of him

Chinese youngster Xu Guiyan has been signed up for the Baltimore Orioles in what some see as an attempt to expand the MLB into the lucrative China market. Photo: AP
Chinese youngster Xu Guiyan has been signed up for the Baltimore Orioles in what some see as an attempt to expand the MLB into the lucrative China market. Photo: AP
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