CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #288
CTBC Brothers News: Francisco Peña
On August 12, the CTBC Brothers announced the release of Francisco Peña. The 33-year-old Dominican catcher finished his 2023 CPBL season with a slash line of .216/.278/.392 over 59 games.
According to the CTBC Brothers manager, the reason for letting go of Francisco Peña was not performance related, but it was due to the lack of available starting pitchers. The team need to add more foreign pitcher to the active roster.
— CPBL STATS 🔮 (@GOCPBL) June 10, 2023
“Francisco Peña is fully aware of the situation and understands the team’s needs. Of course, we hope he can come back next year,” said the Brothers’ manager Peng Cheng-Min to ETtoday.
“I’m delighted to spend the past two years with the CTBC Brothers. When I first arrived in Taiwan, I didn’t know anyone, but my teammates treated me like family and welcomed me with open arms,” said Francisco Peña. “There is always a chance of returning for the 2024 CPBL season, but for now, I want to spend time with my family back home and prepare for the upcoming season in the Dominican Winter League.”
With Francisco Peña leaving the team, the Brothers have added Eric Stout to the active roster. The 30-year-old American left-hander is set to make his CPBL debut against the Dragons on August 13.
As of today, the CTBC Brothers currently have José De Paula, Tyler Viza, Emilio Vargas and Eric Stout on their active roster. With the August 31 trade deadline approaching, this should be the Brothers’ final foreign player roster update for the rest of the 2023 CPBL season.
SLIP 'N SLIDE!
— CPBL STATS 🔮 (@GOCPBL) July 29, 2023
Foreign players comes and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2023 CPBL season.