CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #95

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Chinatrust Brothers News: Nick Additon

On July 10, the Chinatrust Brothers have released left-hander Nick Additon. According to the Brothers’ general manager, during the game on July 9, Additon suffered a new injury on his left shoulder.

The 31-year-old Nick Additon finished his 2019 CPBL season with a 6.26 ERA and 1.61 WHIP across 69 innings. Additon pitched for the Brothers from 2016 to 2019 and is best known for his no-hitter in 2018.

Nick Additon saying goodbye to his Brothers’ teammates. Photo Credit: (Brothers Facebook Page)

Chinatrust Brothers News: Casey Harman

With the team parted ways with Nick Additon, the Brothers will call up Casey Harman to the first team. He is scheduled to make his CPBL debut on July 14 against the Lamigo Monkeys.

The Brothers signed the 30-year-old left-hander out of Mexican League on June 26 as a fourth foreign player backup. Since arriving in Taiwan, Harman has had two bullpen sessions so far.

Further Readings

Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2019 CPBL season.


  1. Another foreign pitcher bites the dust. At least Additon had some big CPBL moments, most notably last year’s no-hitter. We’ll see if he tries to catch on with a Mexican League team or an Atlantic League team.

    • From the local news reports, they suggested it could be his last game in his baseball career. Shoulder injury is never a good news. However, he is only 31, I really hope he can recover from it.

      As for other opportunities elsewhere, this season, I had teams from the LMB, LIDOM and LVBP contacting me asking for Additon’s stats. I think he is on their radar for quite some time now.

    • I think it was “bullpen day” for him. Because with Additon departing early, Harmon did not have the opportunity to pitch in the minor league yet. Maybe the management didn’t want to push for 100-pitch count? That would be my guess. He seemed healthy on that day though, fastball around 142 to 145kph.


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