CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #170
Fubon Guardians News: Eduardo Núñez
On April 7, the Fubon Guardians officially announced the signing of Eduardo Núñez. According to the team, the 33-year-old Dominican infielder is currently in the process of getting his visa and is likely to arrive in Taiwan in late April.
“Apart from boosting our offence, adding an experienced infielder like Eduardo Núñez can also provide some flexibility to our management team,” said the Guardians general manager Chris Tsai.
Eduardo Núñez made his MLB debut in 2010 with the New York Yankees, and over the next eleven seasons, he spent time with the Twins, Giants, Red Sox and the Mets.
A few notable highlights in his extensive MLB career would be 2016, where he was selected for the All-Star team. And in 2018, as a member of the Boston Red Sox World Series Championship team.
With Eduardo Núñez scheduled to arrive in Taiwan in late April, after a mandatory 21-day of quarantine plus self-health management and a few weeks of tune-up games in the minor league, Núñez is likely to be first-team ready around the second-half season.
The Guardians currently have Mike Loree, Henry Sosa, Manny Bañuelos and JC Ramírez on their active roster. Should the team wish to call up Eduardo Núñez, they would have to release one of the foreign pitchers to make room.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.
Seems like a good choice in terms of Nunez having enough left to succeed in CPBL. It will be interesting to see who gets cut in order to give him a shot. One of the four pitchers will probably get hurt.
[…] with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League, per a team announcement (h/t to CPBL Stats). The 33-year-old’s most recent major league action came with the Mets, with whom Núñez […]