The Seibu Lions announced that they finalized a contract with twenty-five-year-old pitcher Jen-Lei Liao. He was assigned the uniform number 50.
Liao was selected in the seventh round of the 2016 draft by the Yomiuri Giants. He went 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA (1.70 WHIP) in thirty-one Ni-gun games between 2017 and 2018.
Source: Seibu 12/17/2018
[UPDATE 1/25/2019 @ 2:04am]
The Lions held a press conference for Liao on January 24. According to Tokyo Sports, his salary will be an estimated six million yen.