CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #105
Fubon Guardians News: Bryan Woodall
On December 13, the Fubon Guardians told the media that they are going to invite Bryan Woodall to participate in the 2020 spring training. The former Guardians’ right-hander will compete with others in a tryout as the Guardians’ fourth foreign player.
The 33-year-old Bryan Woodall was one of the most consistent foreign pitchers in the CPBL from 2015-2018. However, he struggled in 2019 and was eventually released by the Guardians prior to the August 31 trade deadline. Woodall posted a disappointing 5.48 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 113.1 innings.
Mike Loree Re-Signing Update
According to the Guardians, they are very close to re-sign Mike Loree for the 2020 season. Should Loree returns in 2020, it will be his eighth season in Taiwan’s CPBL.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 23, 2019
Guardians Eyeing New Triple-A Pitcher
It would appear, the Fubon Guardians are now in the market for a new foreign pitcher. The Guardians’ vice-general manager told SET News that they are targeting several pitchers in the Triple-A and hope to finalise the contract before the end of December.
The new yet to be named pitcher will join Mike Loree and Henry Sosa as the three primary foreign pitchers in the first-team.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2020 CPBL season.