CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #123
Fubon Guardians News: Ryan Bollinger
On February 24, the manager of the Fubon Guardians told the media that left-hander Ryan Bollinger is likely to miss the 2020 Opening Day roster due to a foot injury.
According to ETtoday, on the fourth day of the spring training, Ryan Bollinger told the coaching team that he felt pain in the sole of his right foot.
The team sent Bollinger for further examination at a hospital, but the MRI result came back negative on any foot injuries. Despite the result, Bollinger still experiences discomfort in his foot.
For the past three weeks, Ryan Bollinger has not participated in any of the team workout sessions. With that being the case, it is almost certain the 29-year-old left-hander would begin his 2020 CPBL season in the farm league.
With Ryan Bollinger currently sidelined with injury, the three foreign players to make the 2020 Opening Day roster are likely to be Mike Loree, Henry Sosa and Bryan Woodall.
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.
A great opportunity for Bryan Woodall to show if he can still pitch effectively at the CPBL major league level. One would have to think that Woodall will get at least three starts before Bollinger is ready to pitch at the major league level.
I have no idea why the Guardians did not pull Ryan Bollinger out of the ABL when they signed him in early January. Pretty silly in my opinion. Yeah, I think they have no choice but to use Woodall for the time being. Or maybe need to start looking at another option.