CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #81
Chinatrust Brothers News: Elih Villanueva
On April 19, rumours surfaced how the Chinatrust Brothers have signed a new foreign player based on the Ministry of Labor’s public record. The Chinatrust Brothers finally confirmed today that the team had re-signed Elih Villanueva as a backup for the 2019 season.
According to the Brothers’ representative, Elih Villanueva will arrive in Taiwan on April 25. After passing physical examinations, he then will report to the farm team.
Returning for his second seasons in the CPBL, the 32-year-old right-hander will once again begin his season in the farm league. In 2018, Elih Villanueva was called up by the Brothers on July 21 to replace Zack Segovia. He wound up posting a 5.11 ERA, 1.54 WHIP across 12 games and 61.2 innings.
Despite struggling in the CPBL, Elih Villanueva managed to get himself into the CPBL record book by pitching a no-hitter against the Monkeys on September 28.
As of today, the Chinatrust Brothers currently have Mitch Lively, Nick Additon and Alex Liddi on the first team roster.
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.