Licey to reinforce pitching with Cole and Warner

The Tigres del Licey team announced the hiring of pitchers Taylor Cole and Austin Warner as part of its imported players for the 2021-2022 season of the Dominican Professional Baseball League, scheduled to start on the 27th.

Cole is a 6-1 tall, 200-pound, 32-year-old right-hander with Major League Baseball experience with the Los Angeles Angels and the Toronto Blue Jays. He is currently a free agent.

Drafted on three separate occasions (Dodgers, round 26, 2007, Arizona, round 31, 2008 and Blue Jays, round 29, 2011), he is 7-6 with a 4.97 ERA in 57 games, eight of them as a starter. in MLB. He worked 88.2 innings, allowed 84 hits, five homers, 50 laps, 49 earned with 90 strikeouts and 37 transfers.

His last appearance in the Major Leagues was in 2019 with the Angels. He was 3-4 with a 5.92 ERA in 38 games, six as a starter. He pitched 51.2 innings, gave up 58 hits, two home runs, 35 runs (34 earned) with 50 strikeouts and 24 walks.

Warner is a 27-year-old, 5-11 tall, 180-pound left-handed pitcher who is active in the St. Louis Cardinals organization.

He was signed as a free agent on June 23, 2017 and in four minor league seasons he has a 25-23 record with a 3.89 ERA. In 105 games, 66 as a starter, he has thrown 419 innings in which he has allowed 427 hits, 48 ​​home runs, 206 returns, 181 earned, with 416 strikeouts and 135 walks. His WHIP is 1.34.

This summer he has worked with Memphis, classified Triple A. He was 7-3 with a 3.34 ERA in 41 games, five as a starter. He finished 10 games and recorded two saves. In 72.2 innings, he gave up 57 hits, eight homers, 33 runs, 27 earned, with 75 strikeouts, 22 walks and a 1.08 WHIP.

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Previously, the Tigers had announced the return of outfielder Nick Heath (Arizona), as well as the signings of left-handed starting pitcher Ryan Rolison (Colorado), outfielder and infielder Samad Taylor (Toronto), first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino (Kansas City). and relief pitcher Aaron Barrett (Washington).

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