Navarro’s self-imposed CPBL contract is a humiliation.
Yamaiko Navarro, 34, has been caught up in the past. He was humiliated by the Taiwanese professional baseball league (CPBL), which he chose as a new challenge.
CPBL STATS, which delivers Taiwanese baseball news, said on the 23rd that “the contract for Navarro has been terminated in accordance with CPBL regulations.” Navarro had recently agreed to join the Fubang Guardians. Fubang, whose foreign pitcher Hector Noesi (former KIA) failed due to injury, sought to recruit Navarro as a new foreign player. However, registration of players was not allowed.
According to CPBL STATS, Navarro’s past history was a problem. Navarro was released after spending a night in prison after being caught driving under the influence of alcohol in 2012 when he belonged to Pittsburgh in the U.S. Major League (MLB). In February 2016, when he was a member of Chiba Lotte of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), he was arrested at Okinawa Airport in Japan for possession of live ammunition, causing controversy 파워볼사이트
“In my home country, Dominican Republic, gun ownership was legal, so I had it for self-defense said Navarro. “I did not intentionally bring in live ammunition,” he said, but was suspended for four weeks and fined 500,000 yen (5.2 million won) by the club. In 2018, he was arrested for possessing unregistered firearms in the Dominican Republic.
“We’ve had a lot of difficulties over the years,” said Chai Chi-chang, CPBL commissioner. “We need to apply strict standards regarding the selection of players,” he said, explaining why Navarro is not allowed to register players. Article 94 of the CPBL rulebook states that players who have committed any illegal activity that could damage the league’s image, including criminal records and alleged violence, can be fired immediately. “We respect the league’s decision to terminate Navarro’s contract. “We will find a new player,” he said.
Navarro, the second baseman, signed with Samsung in the KBO League in 2014 and played for two seasons. In particular, he won the Golden Glove in 2015 with a batting average of 0.287, 48 home runs, and 137 RBIs. Navarro was the first foreign player in KBO league history to receive a Golden Glove in the second baseman category. Although he had high expectations as he entered NPB in 2016, he only played for a year. Since then, he has played in the Dominican Winter League and the Mexican League, and recently joined the Dominican Winter League Toros del Este team.
He seemed to have a chance in CPBL, but failed.