M's accused of acting unethically

Updated: August 23, 2001, 7:38 AM ET
Associated Press

BEIJING -- China's baseball association accused the Seattle Mariners on Thursday of acting unethically in signing a 16-year-old Chinese pitcher and said the team was duped by a sports agent.

Firing back in the battle over Wang Chao, the association said the right-hander signed a 12-year contract last year with a Beijing team.

In Seattle, however, the Mariners reiterated Thursday that they handled the signing according to Major League Baseball rules, and that there was never a sports ...

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