CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #254

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Fubon Guardians News: Enderson Franco

On December 22, Z-Axis Sports Agency announced that the Fubon Guardians have re-signed Enderson Franco for the 2023 CPBL season. The 29-year-old Venezuelan right-hander will return to Taiwan for his second season in the CPBL.

In 2022, Enderson Franco joined the Fubon Guardians as a mid-season signing to replace Xavier Batista. After a few weeks in the farm league, Franco made his first team debut in July and quickly became one of the foundations of the Guardians bullpen.

In 39 relief appearances, Enderson Franco posted a 2.45 ERA and 0.94 WHIP over 51.1 innings. He also set the new CPBL record for the fastest pitch at 161 kph on October 22.

Fubon Guardians Eyeing Tyler Eppler?

On December 21, rumours began circulating online that the Guardians might be interested in Tyler Eppler as their foreign pitcher.

A few hours later, the Guardians told Liberty Sports that Tyler Eppler is indeed on their radar and is one of the potential foreign player candidates for the 2023 season.

Further Readings

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.



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