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Fu-Te Ni's Translator Is Versatile

Steve Xiu, the translator of Tigers pitcher Fu-Te Ni, is pretty talented. In addition to speaking Taiwanese, Xiu also plays a mean saxophone, as showcased on Tuesday night before the Tigers-Indians game.

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Xiu performed the national anthem on his saxophone Tuesday at Comerica Park prior to the first game of a three-game home series against the Indians.

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Xiu earned a musical performance degree at the University of Arizona before beginning work as a translator. He got his start in the White Sox farm system and eventually moved to the Tigers to translate for Taiwanese outfielder Chao-Ting Tang.

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Xiu is now Ni's translator, so this is his first year "in the big leagues," as the article mentions.