Free agent right-handed pitcher, Carlos Villanueva, 33, will be playing his next season in the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) with the Hanwha Eagles, an official announcement was made just today. According to the report, the contract details for Villanueva was said to be on a one-year deal that’s worth an estimated 1.7 billion Won (1.5 million USD in annual salary), he will also be used primarily as a starter per the report for the upcoming season.
With this acquisition, the Hanwha Eagles have now fulfilled the leauge’s 3 foreign player limit quota in Wilin Rosario, Alexi Ogando, and now with Carlos Villanueva.
The Dominican born Carlos Villanueva played for 11 seasons there at the Major league level (with the Brewers, Cubs, Blue Jays, Cardinals, and Padres respectively). Villanueva currently owns a career record of 20-24, and earned run average of 4.31 in 476 games played (998.2 innings pitched), primarily as a reliever in the Majors. He finished his 2016 regular season campaign with a record of 2-2, and an ERA of 5.96 in 51 games (74 innings pitched) last year.