By: Lee Yu-cheng and Lilian Wu
Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) Lin Chih-sheng (林智勝), last year’s most valuable player in Taiwan’s professional baseball league, has signed a free agent contract with the Chinatrust Brothers that will make him the highest paid player in the league.
Yang Pei-hung (楊培宏), the Brothers’ general manager, said Monday at a news conference that Lin signed a contract for NT$45 million (US$1.36 million) over three years that includes NT$36 million in salary and NT$9 million in incentives.
In 2015, Lin became the first player in history in the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League) to have more than 30 home runs and 30 steals and a batting average over .300 in a single season, registering 31 homers, 30 stolen bases and a .380 batting average. [FULL STORY]