CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #241
Uni-Lions News: Brock Dykxhoorn
Despite having a legit shot at the first-half season title, the Uni-Lions are not doing so well at the start of the 2022 second-half season. After going 0-7 in their first seven games, a new major hurdle has appeared.
On August 6, the Uni-Lions announced that their ace, Brock Dykxhoorn, will go on the injured list due to a herniated disc and is set to undergo back surgery.
Uni-Lions "Big Doctor" Brock Dykxhoorn strikes out 10 while allowing 1 run over 7 innings of work. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/m9mBD1L09h
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Liberty Sports reported Brock Dykxhoorn is expected to be out of commission for at least three months. The 28-year-old Canadian right-hander is unlikely to pitch in the CPBL for the rest of the 2022 season.
According to the Uni-Lions manager, Brock Dykxhoorn has been dealing with that back injury for quite some time now. Back in May, the doctor’s assessment was he could still play, but just not in 100% condition.
“Brock Dykxhoorn’s injury has worsened dramatically after his last game. He’s now having difficulty walking,” said the Uni-Lions manager.
“I couldn’t stand after the game against the Dragons on August 2,” Brock Dykxhoorn told Liberty Sports.
With Brock Dykxhoorn being sidelined with a back injury, the Uni-Lions told TSNA that Keyvius Sampson is likely to join Keury Mella in the starting rotation next week. Both Logan Ondrusek (foot injury) and Mike Fiers (new signing) have begun throwing bullpens sessions recently. There is no time frame on when they would be ready for the first team.
Brock Dykxhoorn finished his 2022 CPBL season with a 2.96 ERA and 1.08 WHIP over 73 innings.
Brock Dykxhoorn, will you accept this bucket of water? #CPBL pic.twitter.com/PVEeI3QQZf
— CPBL STATS – ♥️ #95, Mina, LIKE (@GOCPBL) June 22, 2022
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2022 CPBL season.
The back injury may explain why Dykxhoorn hasn’t pitched as well as in 2021.
Yeah, his velocity dropped quite a bit this year. It rarely cracked 140 kph in his last 2 or 3 starts.