CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #86
Lamigo Monkeys News: Zeke Spruill
After surrendered nine hits and four runs over 3.2 innings on May 19, the Lamigo Monkeys have finally made their decision on what to do with Zeke Spruill. Earlier today, the Monkeys announced the release of the 29-year-old right-hander.
“Zeke Spruill has been with us for a long time, it’s never easy to say goodbye to a cooperative foreign player like him,” said the Monkeys’ manager Hung I-Chung. “However, this is professional baseball, and the team needed to make a decision.”
The former Monkeys’ ace dominated the CPBL back in 2017, posting a 2.56 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 172.1 innings. However, Spruil was not the same man when he returned to the Monkeys in 2018 and 2019.
Zeke Spruill finished his 2019 CPBL season with a 6.82ERA and1.77 WHIP across 31.2 innings.
Lamigo Monkeys News: Roger Bernadina
With an extra slot in the foreign player active list, the Lamigo Monkeys have called up outfielder Roger Bernadina to the first team. 34-year-old Roger Bernadina was signed by the Monkeys back on April 18 as the fourth back up foreign player.
Since the signing, Bernadina has stayed with the farm team waiting for the opportunity to be called up to the first team. As of May 20, Bernadina slashed .257/.357/.514 across 42 plate appearances in 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.