The Softbank Hawks announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Livan Moinelo to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 143 to 35. He will continue to use the number 143 until his new uniform is ready.
According to media reports, Moinelo’s new contract will be worth an estimated twenty million yen. He pitched in five Ni-gun/San-gun games, faced thirty-four batters over 9.2 innings of work, and struck out fourteen.