CPBL’s CTBC Brothers Signal Shawn Morimando

The CTBC Brothers of Taiwan’s Chinese language Skilled Baseball League introduced agreements with left-hander Shawn Morimando and right-hander José Valdez final week (h/t to CPBL Stats). Each Morimando and Valdez have appeared within the main leagues.

Morimando was within the majors as not too long ago as this previous August with the Marlins. The 31-year-old bounced on and off the Marlins’ roster a number of occasions, finally making 4 appearances. He was tagged for eleven runs over 10 1/3 innings over his transient MLB look however had a pleasant 2021 marketing campaign with Triple-A Jacksonville. Morimando made eighteen appearances (together with sixteen begins) with the Jumbo Shrimp, tossing 89 2/3 frames of 4.32 ERA ball with strikeout and stroll charges not far off the league common and a robust 50.4% ground-ball proportion.

The 2021 season marked Morimando’s second by which he picked up some huge league time. The southpaw additionally labored 4 2/3 innings over a pair of outings with the Indians in 2016. He’s tossed fifteen frames altogether, permitting seventeen runs with fourteen strikeouts and ten walks.

Valdez has appeared in elements of 4 main league seasons. From 2015-18, he bounced between the Tigers, Angels, Padres and Giants. General, he’s labored 55 1/3 innings of reduction on the huge league degree, posting a 6.34 ERA. Valdez has spent the previous few seasons pitching within the Mexican League.

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