CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #135

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Uni-Lions News: Logan Darnell

The Uni-Lions are having problems with their foreign players again? Well, you don’t say. The same issue keeps happening over and over again in the past few seasons.

On July 5, the Uni-Lions announced they are going to part ways with left-hander Logan Darnell around mid-July. According to the Uni-Lions’ general manager, Darnell will return home to be with his wife for the birth of their child.

It is still unclear at this stage whether the Uni-Lions will bring Logan Darnell back for the second-half season. As of July 5, Darnell posted a 8.44 ERA and 1.94 WHIP over 37.1 innings.

The Uni-Lions have recently signed two new foreign players. 26-year-old right-hander Brock Dykxhoorn is already in Taiwan and is set to leave his mandatory 14-day quarantine on July 7.

The other yet to be named pitcher is still in the United States waiting for his coronavirus test result before he can travel to Taiwan. Based on the latest rumour, he is a right-hander under the age of 30 and pitched in the MLB last season.

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 2020 CPBL season.


  1. Hector Noesi opted out of his minor league contract with the Pirates. I wonder if he’d be willing to pitch in the CPBL, where there is less Covid-19 risk, in the second half. Also, Ubaldo Jiminez was not included in the Rockies’ 60-man roster, so he is available.

    • Hector Noesi would be an interesting choice. Maybe to Rakuten Monkeys? They have been awfully quiet on the foreign players signing front. Elih Villanueva and Justin Nicolino are not doing that well so far.


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