*The Jiangsu Hopestars of the CBL are coming to Taiwan to train. Also to help promote the game across the Strait, the President Lions and Brother Elephants will be playing exhibition games in March in Shanghai.
*WBC Training News: OF Kuo-Hui Lo still can't take BP without having a trainer present.
RHP YF Lin is hoping to start in high A ball for the upcoming season.
RHP CM Chiang is hoping to regain some lost velocity.
LHP CH Cheng's goal is to hit 90 mph again.
RHP PH Keng is still recovering from an elbow injury; doctors have said that surgery is unlikely to resolve the issue; he doesn't want to join the CPBL right now; he wants to finish college first.
*Korea University beat TSU-Taoyuan 6-3 in the championship game of the Sino-SK University Invitational.
*Roughly 20 former T-Rex and Whales players have registered for the upcoming Japanese t. tryou
*Opening day of the HS Wood Bat Tourney: Yankees OF Bobby Abreu is in town for the opening ceremony. CMW wasn't in attendance, but he did send this message to the kids:
Mei-Ho RHP Wen-Hao Cheng hit 90 mph in his outing. Cheng came on in the 9th inning, K'ing the side. He was 1-3 with a double and a RBI at the plate. Mei-Ho won 5-1.
Yu-Fan Tsai of Chiayi HS K'd 11 hitters in 7 innings of work (1 ER on 2 hits to go along with 5 BB's), leading his team to a 3-1 win. He also was 1-3 with a double at the plate.
Hualien PE HS defeated Taoyuan Agricultural HS 10-1 in 7 innings. 2B Kai-Wen Cheng was 3-3 at the plate with a triple, 2 SB's, and 4 runs scored.
Taitung PE HS won 8-3 over Yang-Ming HS. Taitung PE SS Ren-Hao Wang was 3-4 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. His teammate C Ren-Chieh Wang also had 3 hits (3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI)
*In preparation for the WBC, the NT will be training in Australia in February of next year.
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(Babel Fish required), there's an interview with Terry Reynolds (Reds) regarding Tzu-Kai Chiu and Yen-Wen Kuo & Ross Atkins (Indians) regarding Chun-Hsiu Chen, Sung-Wei Tseng, and Chen-Chang Lee.