*Here's some more details about Chen's contract with the BayStars. He will receive a ~ $210K signing bonus and earn $60K USD annually.
Per his agent, Ku-Pao HS head coach Ming-Tang Tsai, Chen's contract states 2 things: 1)his team can't modify his delivery unless Chen agrees and 2)anytime the national team needs him, the BayStars must let him participate.
*Hong-Chih Kuo is expected to earn ~ $2.1 to 2.5 million for this upcoming season.
*A baseball player from Taoyuan Agricultural HS was booted off the team after testing positive (via urine analysis) for the drug ketamine.
*Softbank Hawks LHP Yao-Hsun Yang is also seeking a similar path to the US ala Wei-Yin Chen of the Dragons. Yang wants to be a free agent so that he can have the opportunity to play on the world's biggest stage, in the majors.