Dodgers To Play Games In Taiwan During Spring Training

The Los Angeles Dodgers, a team that has always had strong ties to the Far East, will hope to strengthen those ties this spring.

The Dodgers will travel to Taiwan in March to play two games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League. The two games will be played on March 13 and 14 and the team the Dodgers will be playing has not been announced yet.

This will be the Dodgers’ second trip to Taiwan. In 1993, the Dodgers became the first Major League team to play in Taiwan, when they competed against a team of CPBL All-Stars.

As I mentioned, the Dodgers have always had strong ties to Taiwan. The Dodgers became the first Major League team to sign a Taiwanese player when they signed left-handed pitcher Hong-Chih Kuo in 2000.

Of the six Taiwan-born players to appear in the Major Leagues, four have played for the Dodgers: Kuo, Chin-Feng Chen, Chin-Lung Hu and Chin-hui Tsao.

The two games the Dodgers will play in Taiwan will not be part of the Dodgers’ spring training schedule.

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