【看英文中國郵報學英文】週三美國職棒大聯盟證實波士頓紅襪隊以75萬美金 (約台幣2325萬) 簽下台灣20歲棒球好手劉致榮。
U.S. Major League Baseball confirmed on Wednesday that the Red Sox signed 20-year-old pitcher Liu Chih-Jung (劉致榮) for $750,000 (NT$23 million).
Liu Chih-Jung is known for throwing a 158 km fastball and became the Most Valuable Player during this year’s Asian Baseball Championship (亞洲棒球錦標賽), an international competition held in Taichung from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20.
Due to his good performance in previous competitions, Liu was enlisted in the Chinese Taipei team in the WBSC Premier 12 (世界棒球12強賽). The tournament will be held in Japan between Nov. 2 and Nov. 17.
Liu can play as both pitcher and batter. Yet, after he rested for two years because of a shoulder injury, he returned to the mound and played as a pitcher on behalf of Culture University in Taiwan’s national college baseball competition earlier this year.