CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #94
Lamigo Monkeys News: Roger Bernadina
With the first-half season coming to an end, the Lamigo Monkeys have released outfielder Roger Bernadina on June 30. “We thank Bernadina for his contributions in capturing the first-half season title,” as per the Monkeys’ press release.
The Monkeys signed Roger Bernadina back in mid-April as the farm team backup foreign player. It was not until May 20, where he received the call-up to the Monkeys’ first team.
The seven-season MLB veteran finished his 2019 CPBL season with .256/.365/.378 and two home runs across 24 games, 107 plate appearances. Due to his recent slump, his wRC+ has dropped down to 98.
— CPBL STATS (@GOCPBL) May 24, 2019
Lamigo Monkeys News: Matthew Grimes
With Bernadina departing, the Monkeys will now call up right-hander Matthew Grimes from the farm team. Although there is no date set for Grimes’ CPBL debut, he is expected to go into the Monkeys’ rotation when the second-half season starts on July 5.
The 27-year-old former Baltimore Orioles farmhand joined the Monkeys on June 11 and had one start in the farm team where he allowed six hits and one earned run across five innings.
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.