CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #187

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Rakuten Monkeys News: Dillon Overton

On September 25, the Rakuten Monkeys have released Dillon Overton. The 30-year-old left-hander finished his 2021 CPBL season with a 3.75 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 57.2 innings of work.

According to the Monkeys, Dillon Overton decided to return home to the US due to family reasons. After discussing with him, the team respected Overton’s decision, and both parties decided to terminate the contract.

“With the pandemic, it is harder to get the foreign player’s family to Taiwan,” said the Monkeys assistant GM. “At this stage, we are still in the market for suitable foreign player candidates.”

With Dillon Overton departing, the Monkeys are now left with Ryan Bollinger, Bradin Hagens and Dylan Covey. The Monkeys manager told ETtoday Covery will be called up to the first team and enter the rotation next week.

Further Readings

Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.


  1. Wow it seems like every team has lost some important foreign players to these kinds of situations but you can’t blame the players in times like these


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