CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #87
Fubon Guardians News: Henry Sosa
The Fubon Guardians confirmed on June 3 that KBO’s SK Wyverns have purchased the contract of right-hander Henry Sosa. According to the Guardians’ representative, Henry Sosa will leave Taiwan on June 4 for Korea.
“We thank Henry Sosa for his contributions to the Guardians in the past few months, and we wish he can continue to perform in the KBO,” said the Guardians’ general manager.
A few moments later, the SK Wyverns have officially confirmed the signing as well, stating Henry Sosa is set to replace Brock Dykxhoorn. The Wyverns have signed Sosa for $350,000 USD in signing bonus and an annual salary of $170,000 USD.
On June 2, before the Guardians vs Monkeys game, the representatives from the SK Wyverns met with the vice general manager of the Fubon Guardians. Many speculated the deal was struck in that meeting. (NPB and KBO teams have been eyeing Henry Sosa since April 2019, here is our Henry Sosa news tracker)
Henry Sosa finished his 2019 CPBL season with a dominating 1.56 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 2.55 FIP across 86.2 innings. With Henry Sosa leaving for the KBO, the Guardians are expecting to call up left-hander Ryan Bollinger from the farm team.
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.