Former Kiwoom pitcher Appler, who fought back in 2022 PS, goes to CPBL… Joined Fubang in Taiwan

Tyler Appler (30), who played for Kiwoom Heroes last year, has signed a contract with the Fubang Guardians of Taiwan Professional Baseball. 

Taiwan Professional Baseball (CPBL) Fubang Guardians announced 스포츠토토 on the 6th (Korean time) that they have recruited Appler as a new foreign player.

Appler wore a Kiwoom uniform last year and did not live up to expectations with 6-8 and an average ERA of 4.30 in 33 regular season games.

However, he left a strong impression in the postseason (PS) with 2 wins, 2 losses and an average ERA of 2.63 in 5 games. Due to the circumstances of the team with a weak starting lineup, he started after a three-day break and a four-day break. Kiwoom went through the semi-playoffs and playoffs and helped to rise to the stage of the Korean Series. 

Appler wanted to remain in the KBO league, but Kiwoom had no intention of renewing the contract. Kiwoom, which renewed the contract with Eric Yokishi for 1.5 million dollars (1.9 billion won), newly recruited Ariel Furado for 1 million dollars (1.3 billion won) in place of Appler. 

In the end, Appler headed to Taiwan, one step below the KBO League. 

Appler said through social network service (SNS), “I am very grateful to the Fubang club for giving me a chance. I look forward to seeing you on the ground soon.”