Buddy Baumann, a 34-year-old American left-hander, was signed by the Wei Chuan Dragons on September 17.
This was a last-minute emergency signing, according to the organization, since their other foreign pitcher, 28-year-old American left-hander Matt Tenuta, opted not to travel to Taiwan for personal reasons.
“We had previously established a deal with Matt Tenuta, but he changed his mind last week, so we had to go with our alternative choice,” the Dragons’ general manager said to ETtoday.
Buddy Baumann started his professional career in 2009, and the San Diego Padres helped him get into the major leagues in 2016. He pitched 30.2 innings for a lifetime ERA of 5.58 across the next three MLB seasons.
Buddy Baumann played in the Atlantic League, American Association, and Mexican League after graduating from the MLB system in 2018.
He pitched for the Acereros de Monclova in Mexico before joining the Wei Chuan Dragons, where he had a 3.72 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 36.1 innings.
On the Dragons’ active roster, Buddy Baumann will join Bryan Woodall, Jake Brigham, Drew Gagnon, and Brian Goodwin. For the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the Dragons, as the expansion club, are permitted to have an additional international player.
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