CPBL Foreign Players Updates Volume #267
Uni-Lions News: Mario Sanchez
On January 31, the Uni-Lions announced the signing of 28-year-old Venezuelan right-hander Mario Sanchez. According to the team, Sanchez is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan around mid-February.
Mario Sanchez began his professional career in 2012 with the Washinton Nationals system. He never made it to the major but managed to reach Triple-A during his time in the MLB system.
Out of his three Triple-A seasons, Mario Sanchez compiled a career ERA of 5.32 and 1.30 WHIP over 113.1 innings. In 2022, he spent the entire season in the Twins’ Triple-A team and recorded a 4.24 ERA and 1.13 across 91.1 innings.
Prior to his signing with the Uni-Lions, Mario Sanchez was active in the Venezuelan Winter League, playing for the Aguilas del Zulia. In over 56.2 innings, he posted a dominating 2.38 ERA and 0.90 WHIP, leading the league in both innings pitched and ERA.
As of today, the Uni-Lions currently have Brock Dykxhoorn, Logan Ondrusek, Keyvius Sampson and Mario Sanchez as their foreign players.
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.