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Taitung Lions Draft Kuo Chun-lin, Sharapova Hints at Comeback, and Asian Baseball Championship Awaits

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Taitung Lions Draft Kuo Chun-lin, Sharapova Hints at Comeback, and Asian Baseball Championship Awaits

In a major shift in the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), the Taitung Lions have drafted pitcher Kuo Chun-lin from the Fubon Guardians in the second expansion draft. This move marks a reunion, as the Lions' head coach, Hong Yi-chung, had previously selected Kuo during a mid-season draft. Kuo, who joined the Guardians in 2020 and made his major league debut in November 2021, has played 40 games, with 5 wins and 14 losses and an ERA of 5.05.

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The Guardians Bid Farewell to Kuo

In a heartfelt tribute, the Fubon Guardians thanked Kuo for his contributions over three seasons via their Facebook fan page. While the Guardians lose a valuable player, the Taitung Lions gain an athlete with a proven track record and potential for growth under the guidance of Coach Hong.

Sharapova's Hinted Comeback and UBA League Highlights

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In other sports news, former tennis world champion Maria Sharapova has hinted at a potential return to tennis. Sharapova, who retired in 2020, boasts an impressive career, with five Grand Slam wins to her credit. While her return is yet to be confirmed, the prospect has stirred excitement among fans worldwide. Meanwhile, in the 112th UBA Men's Basketball League, Zhang Jiecheng scored a career-high 31 points for Fu Jen Catholic University, including a crucial three-pointer that had spectators on the edge of their seats.

Asian Baseball Championship and Other Sports News

Looking forward, the 30th Asian Baseball Championship is set to open on December 3 with a much-anticipated match between Taiwan and South Korea. The excitement for this event is palpable, with all tickets selling out in under a minute. Other notable sports updates include the announcement of ticket sales for the 'TOYOTA Yomiuri Giants 90th Anniversary Taiwan Game,' and stirring performances by NBA and UBA basketball players.

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