CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #259
Uni-Lions News: Keyvius Sampson
On January 6, the Uni-Lions’ GM told ETtoday, that they have agreed to terms with Keyvius Sampson for the 2023 CPBL season. The 32-year-old American right-hander is set to return for his second season in Taiwan.
Keyvius Sampson joined the Uni-Lions as the mid-season signing. In over 61 innings of work, he posted a 3.54 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
During the offseason, there were rumours that the Rakuten Monkeys were eyeing Keyvius Sampson for the 2023 season. But obviously, the deal with the Monkeys did not materialise in the end. According to the Monkeys’ general manager, Sampson was on their target list during the preliminary evaluation stage, but they decided not to pursue him.
As of today, the Uni-Lions have Brock Dykxhoorn, Logan Ondrusek and Keyvius Sampson as their foreign players.
The Uni-Lions GM revealed they are planning to sign one more foreign player and are currently reviewing several potential candidates.
- TSNA reported on January 3 that one of the candidates had previous KBO experience.
- Liberty Sports on January 4, one of the candidates is a right-hander who pitched in the NPB in 2022.
K MACHINE! The Uni-Lions' Keyvius Sampson struck out 13 over 7 strong innings of work. 🔥
— CPBL STATS – ♥️ #95, Mina (@GOCPBL) August 20, 2022
Foreign players comes and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2023 CPBL season.