Chinese Professional Baseball League teams are preparing for their spring camps, and the last several months have seen the CPBL’s five clubs adding some familiar foreign-born names to their rosters. Under CPBL rules, teams are allowed to have a maximum of four international players on their active rosters, so with some teams opting to add a fifth or sixth player to keep in their minor leagues for replacement purposes. However, replacing an international player isn’t as simple as a normal call-up — a foreign player must be released in order to be removed from a CPBL team’s active roster.
There isn’t an official limit on how many international-born players can be signed per team, so it is possible that more names could be added to this list in the coming days or weeks. (The post will be updated to reflect such moves.) Much thanks to the CPBL Stats website for their work in reporting on many of these signings. Here’s the rundown…
Jose De Paula, Shawn Morimando, Francisco Pena, Teddy Stankiewicz, Jose Valdez
Xavier Batista, Yomar Flande Concepcion, Luis Escobar, Joe Van Meter
Ryan Bollinger, Dylan Covey, Bradin Hagens, Henry Sosa
Brock Dykxhoorn, Keury Mella, Logan Ondrusek, Wilin Rosario
Wei Chuan Dragons
Jake Brigham, Drew Gagnon, Telvin Nash, Ronny Rodriguez, Bryan Woodall