Guelph's Concepcion signs contract with Fubon Guardians of CPBL

GUELPH - Guelph Royals starter Yomar Concepcion has signed a contract with the Fubon Guardians of the Chinese Professional Baseball League for the 2021 season.

Concepcion, born in the Dominican Republic, is 28 years old and has been playing for the Royals since 2018.

In two IBL seasons, he went 8-10 with a 3.96 ERA in 29 games. He struck out 160 and walked 75, allowing 141 hits in 157 innings pitched.

Concepcion spent 2019 pitching for the Toros de Sincelejo in the Colombian League. According to Fubon Guardians, he pitched as a reliever there, striking 21 batters out in 22 innings pitched. He finished his season there with an ERA of 2.86.

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