Kean Wong gets called up by Tampa Bay Rays

Waiakea's Kean Wong slid home safely to score a run in the fifth inning of a 5-2 win over Baldwin to win the 2012 state title. Photo by Jamm Aquino/Star-Advertiser.

Former Waiakea Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State position player of the year Kean Wong has been called up to the big leagues by the Tampa Bay Rays.

Wong will start at second base and hit eighth in the lineup tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. The game will be broadcast for free on MLB’s YouTube channel.

Wong has played in at least 100 games with Triple-A Durham in each of the last three years. This season, he is hitting .307 with 29 doubles, six triples, 10 homers and 63 RBIs in 113 games.

The younger brother of St. Louis second baseman Kolten Wong, Kean is also an infielder who can play many different positions.


  1. Bulldogs September 5, 2019 9:57 am

    Congratulations another big leaguer from Hawaii and for the younger generations to look up to.

  2. Paul September 5, 2019 8:13 pm

    Hope he does well.

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