CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #54
Lamigo Monkeys News: Darin Downs
After surrendered 15 runs over 7.1 innings in his last 2 starts, the Lamigo Monkeys have released LHP Darin Downs today.
“The team is at its final phase of clinching the first-half season, and unfortunately Darin Downs did not meet the organisation’s expectation,” according to the Monkeys’ official press release.
Downs was unable to reproduced the stellar performance from his 2017 season, where he posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, over 25 starts and 149.2 innings of work.
The LHP finished his 2018 CPBL season with a disappointing 7.08 ERA, 1.45 WHIP over 10 starts and 54.2 innings.
Lamigo Monkeys News: Zeke Spruill
With the release of Darin Downs, the Monkeys now have a gap in their starting rotation, the team will call-up their fourth backup pitcher Zeke Spruill from the farm team.
Spruill was part of the Monkeys’ winning formula in 2017 where he posted a dominating 2.56 ERA, 1.14 WHIP over 26 starts and 172.1 of work.
Prior to the first team call up, the 2017 Monkeys’ ace has been pitching the farm league since April. With 5 farm league starts under his belt, Spruill posted a 4.32 ERA and 1.68 WHIP over 25 innings.
Zeke Spruill is expected to makes his 2018 CPBL debut against the Fubon Guardians on May 28th.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we have compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players for the 2018 CPBL season.