KIA, which needs to select a substitute, recruits Sanchez from the Taiwan League, not Panoni?
A local report came out that the KIA Tigers, who seemed likely to re-sign Thomas Panoni as a substitute foreign player, would recruit a foreign pitcher from Taiwan Professional Baseball (CPBL).
‘CPBL Stats’, which delivers news related to Taiwanese professional baseball, reported on the 2nd (hereinafter Korean time), “The KIA club has purchased the contract rights of Mario Sanchez, who is playing for the CPBL Tongi Lions.”온라인바카라
Sanchez, a right-handed pitcher from Venezuela, is active in the Taiwan League this year with an ERA of 8-1 and an average of 1.44.
He has no throwing record in the American major leagues, but in the minor leagues, he recorded a career record of 44 wins and 34 losses with an earned run average of 3.94 over 10 years.
KIA is looking for a foreigner to replace the sluggish right-hander Adonis Medina, and Shim Jae-hak, the general manager, went to the United States.
Previously, left-hander Panoni, who played for KIA in the KBO League last year, was mentioned as a strong candidate for a replacement. Panoni joined the KIA last year as a substitute for Ronnie Williams and recorded an average ERA of 2.72 with 3 wins and 4 losses in 14 games.
Panoni, who returned to the United States after failing to renew his contract with the KIA, signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers and was called up on the 1st to stand on the big league mound for the first time in four years.
Panoni was designated for transfer (DFA) the day after the mound. In this case, it is possible to remain as a minor leaguer under Milwaukee or obtain FA qualification, and there is a prospect that it will come to the negotiating table with KIA, which is looking for a replacement foreigner.
However, the atmosphere changed as the news of the contract of the new name Sanchez came out locally. KIA has yet to make an official announcement.