Some of Fukuoka Softbank Hawks personnel/officials have been reported to have traveled to Cuba just yesterday to acquire left-handed pitcher Livan Moinelo (20 years of age), according to the report. The 20 year old Livan Moinelo currently plays with the Vegueros de Pinar del Rio of the Cuban league, and has own a record of 26-14 with an ERA of 2.57 in 117 games played primarily as a reliever in 4 seasons in their country.
Livan Moinelo will most likely spend his time first in Ni-gun (farm team) if the Softbank Hawks are done finalizing the contract. He has a light fastball velocity that ranges around 140-145 kph, but has very good secondary pitches.
Livan Moinelo was also a member of the Cuban national team in the 2017 World Baseball Classic.