CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #45
Uni-Lions News: David Martinez
The Uni-Lions have announced the signing of former Houston Astros’ RHP David Martinez. The 30-year-old Martinez is 189 cm tall and weight 100 kg, he was signed by the Astros as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2005.
Martinez made his MLB debut in 2013, in the span of two MLB seasons, he totaled a 6.38 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 18.1 innings as a reliever. In 2017, he posted a 4.69 ERA, 1.39 WHIP across 23 starts and 136.1 innings of work while pitching in the Triple-A.
According to the Uni-Lion general manager, Martinez is expected to report to the Uni-Lions spring camp on February 23. The GM also mentioned that the team also have agree to terms with another foreign pitcher, just waiting for the final confirmation.
As for the re-signing progress of Bruce Billings? Lions’ GM told the media the team is still working towards bring Billings back for 2018 CPBL season. Hopefully they can finalised the contract soon.
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we have compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players for the 2018 CPBL season.
Martinez looks like a good bet. He looks comparable to Bruce Billings at the time Billings first joined the CPBL.
Sad to hear that at least 8 people died in the recent earthquake. The images of damaged, teetering buildings are scary.
Yeah, horrible news with the earthquake. Certainly not a good news to wake up to.
Will be interesting to see who is going to be Lions’ next guy. Since both of them from the same agent, from my understanding.