CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #127
Fubon Guardians News: Mike Loree
Where on earth is Mike Loree? That is perhaps one of the most asked questions by the Guardians’ fans. And for the past few weeks, the Guardians have been simply saying that Loree is not ready without any additional details.
On April 25, the Guardians fans finally found out what really happened to their ace. According to the team, Mike Loree has been sidelined with a collarbone injury since mid-March.
The good news is, the eight-season CPBL veteran is healthy once again and started throwing bullpen sessions. The Guardians are hoping Loree to return to the first-team rotation in early May.
“We will continue to monitor Mike Loree’s progress,” said the Guardians’ manager. “Depending on his condition, he might be able to start pitching in the farm league next Tuesday.”
Fubon Guardians News: Bryan Woodall
A piece of very interesting news surfaced today, according to the team, Bryan Woodall is currently on the final year of his two-year contract with the Guardians.
So what? Some of you might ask. Well, the CPBL foreign players generally do not receive a full-year contract. Most of them are on a three to six-month deal. In this league, maybe only a handful of foreign players are on a full-year contract.
For foreign players to receive a multi-year deal is pretty much unheard of here. The only one before Bryan Woodall was Mike Loree who also signed a multi-year deal with the Guardians.
In 2018, Woodall led the league in wins (14) & inning pitched (169) which eventually earned him that two-year contract. However, he struggled in the 2019 season and was unable to replicate the same success.
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.