CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #290
Rakuten Monkeys News: Pedro Fernandez
On August 14, the Rakuten Monkeys announced the signing of 29-year-old Dominican right-hander Pedro Fernandez from Triple-A. According to the team, Fernadez is set to arrive in Taiwan around August 21.
Pedro Fernandez puts away the big red on-base machine!
Another scoreless frame keeps it a 1-0 game mid 5th. pic.twitter.com/HZcubpova8
— Nashville Sounds (@nashvillesounds) April 1, 2023
Pedro Fernandez began his professional career with the Kansas City Royals system in 2012. Over the year, he only reached Triple-A and had compiled three seasons under his belt.
He left the MLB system at the end of 2018 and wound up pitching in the Mexican League in the summer and the Dominican Winter League during the offseason. His last LIDOM season was at the end of 2022, where he posted a 2.50 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over 50.1 innings for the Gigantes del Cibao.
In 2023, Pedro Fernandez signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers and was assigned to Triple-A. Leading up to the signing with the Rakuten Monkeys, Fernandez posted a solid 4.05 ERA and 1.45 WHIP over 66.2 innings in Triple-A.
With the signing of Pedro Fernandez, the Monkeys now have Bradin Hagens, Brooks Hall, Elián Leyva, Jake Dahlberg and Sato Yoshinori as their foreign players on the active roster. The Monkeys must decide which four foreign players to keep before the August 31 trade deadline.
Foreign players comes and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2023 CPBL season.