CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #182
Uni-Lions News: Lisalverto Bonilla
After losing their ace Teddy Stankiewicz to the Mexican National Team, the Uni-Lions immediately started the process to find a new foreign player.
Based on the public record, it would appear the Uni-Lions have already found someone new as they submitted a new hiring application to the Ministry of Labor on July 22.
[#CPBL Signing Rumour] New foreign player or coach coming to the Uni-Lions? 👀
According to the public record, the Uni-Lions recently submitted a new hiring application to the Ministry of Labor on July 22. pic.twitter.com/Yb3QsMnVwG
— CPBL STATS ♥️ #95 (@GOCPBL) July 22, 2021
Three days later, ETtoday reported that the Uni-Lions have reportedly signed Lisalverto Bonilla as their backup foreign player.
The 31-year-old Dominican right-hander was in the CPBL last year playing for the Rakuten Monkeys. He posted a 5.24 ERA and 1.51 WHIP over 173.1 innings of work.
Earlier this year, Bonilla represented the Dominican Republic in the Olympic Qualifier. He gave up one earned run across 2.1 innings against the USA and Venezuela.
Rakuten Monkeys' Lisalverto Bonilla hurls 7 scoreless innings allowing just 1 hit while striking out 7 batters. #CPBL 💎 pic.twitter.com/MlktWm7Rm5
— CPBL STATS ♥️ #95 (@GOCPBL) July 15, 2020
Foreign players come and goes, therefore we compiled a foreign players tracker to keep track of all the foreign players signing for the 2021 CPBL season.