Foreign Players Updates Volume #36
Chinatrust Brothers News: Bruce Kern
Last week, we spotted some strange movement at the Chinatrust Brothers’ farm team which involved their foreign pitcher getting pulled in two innings. Such action is usually a red flag for a change in foreign players.
The Chinatrust Brothers have confirmed our previous speculations today by released RHP Bruce Kern before the August 31 trade deadline. Farm team pitcher, Rick Teasley has been called up and scheduled to make his CPBL first-team debut on August 20.
Kern, the hard-throwing righty finished his 2017 CPBL season with a 5.16 ERA, 1.58 WHIP over 96 innings and with 98 ERA+.
#CTBros Rick Teasley @ItAintEasy37 pitched only 2 innings today in farm. Based on past #CPBL experience, expect a call up to top team soon? pic.twitter.com/dnermKFVig
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) August 15, 2017
Chinatrust Brothers News: Rick Teasley
With an open spot in the first team rotation, the Brothers called up LHP Rick Teasley from the farm team. Teasley was signed out of the Atlantic League back in early July and has made several starts in the minor league waiting for the first team opportunity.
As of today, Teasley posted a record of 2.57 ERA, 1.14 WHIP over 14 innings in the CPBL minor league.