The four CPBL teams have announced their spring training camp schedule for the 2018 season, the first phase of the training camp is scheduled to start from 15th of January.
Pingtung county and Kaohsiung city, located in sunny southern Taiwan will once again be the base of operation in 2018 spring training.
- Lamigo Monkeys – Pingtung baseball stadium. Then to Ishigaki Island for exhibition games with NPB’s Chiba Lotte Marines.
- Chinatrust Brothers – Pingtung, Yanpu training facility. Then to Tucson, Arizona.
- Uni-Lions – Somewhere in Pingtung. (TBA).
- Fubon Guardians – Kaohsiung, Yanchao training facility.
Change of scenery, going to Arizona
Chinatrust Brothers will have their first phase of the training camp in their Pingdung Yanpu facility. The 2nd phase will kick off in February 20th, where Brothers 1st team will head to Arizona, USA for 3 weeks.
“We will have a series of practice games against NPB, KBO and minor league teams while training in Arizona” Said Brothers GM.
The team is expect to return to Taiwan before the official CPBL warm up games on March 10th.
KBO in 2018 CPBL Spring Camp
The last few years, Taiwan have been one of the spring training destinations for a lot of KBO organisations (Total of 7 KBO teams in 2017).
During their time in Taiwan, a series of practice games will be arranged against teams from CPBL and the industrial league. Here’s the 2017 pre-season practice games schedule.
Right now, we have the news of Lotte Giants and KIA Tigers coming back Kaohsiung city. We’ll update the list and their practice games schedule as we get closer to the spring training.