The Dodgers are close to signing right-hander Chin-hui Tsao, who has not played professional baseball since the Taiwanese league expelled him five years ago amid allegations of game-fixing.
The Dodgers are expected to sign Tsao to a minor league contract. It is not clear whether he would get an invitation to the major league
The Dodgers also are expected to announce the signing of left-hander
Tsao, 33, appeared in 21 games as a reliever for the Dodgers in 2007. He previously played for the
He signed with the
The CPBL banned him after an investigation into game-fixing, according to reports, but he never was charged with any offenses. The Dodgers are believed to have gotten clearance from the MLB commissioner's office to pursue Tsao.