CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #213
Rakuten Monkeys News: Henry Sosa
Actor, film director, producer, barber and flame-thrower of baseball, yes, everyone’s favourite multi-talented power pitcher is back! And this time, he will be wearing a maroon uniform.
On January 8, the Rakuten Monkeys announced the signing of Henry Sosa for the 2022 CPBL season. The 36-year-old Dominican right-hander will return for his fourth season in Taiwan.
Fubon Guardians' Henry Sosa pitched a complete game allowing 3 earned runs and struck out 10. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/kZpPaVBJb4
— CPBL STATS ♥️ #95 (@GOCPBL) July 11, 2020
After coming off a dominating 2020 season with a 3.38 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 194.1 innings, Henry Sosa suffered a season-ending ACL injury just two games into the 2021 season.
For the Fubon Guardians, it was a failed investment, as they locked Henry Sosa to a 2-year, 1.2 million USD deal back in 2020 but only got to use him for one year.
After close to eight months of post-surgery rehabilitation, Henry Sosa returned to the mound again at the end of November, pitching for the Estrellas Orientales in the Dominican Winter League.
During his limited outings in LIDOM, Henry Sosa posted an alarming 9.53 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 5.2 innings. Despite Sosa’s less than ideal numbers in LIDOM, the Monkeys organisation seems not too concerned about it.
“We have been monitoring Henry Sosa’s outings in LIDOM, and we are not too worried about his knee injury,” said the Monkeys manager. “He has a few years of CPBL experiences under his belt, should have no problem adapting to pitching in Taiwan.”
According to the Fubon Guardians, Henry Sosa suffered an ACL injury and underwent surgery on his left knee yesterday. Sosa has been sidelined since March 21 due to knee discomfort. #CPBL pic.twitter.com/XAJ1wCSfCS
— CPBL STATS ♥️ #95 (@GOCPBL) April 20, 2021
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2022 CPBL season.
Glad to see that Sosa will back for another go-around in the CPBL.