Fubon Guardians Sign Cory Riordan

The Fubon Guardians have signed pitcher Cory Riordan. He is expected to arrive in Taiwan on July 18, according to the Liberty Times Net

Riordan returns to the CPBL for the second time in his career as he pitched for the Lamigo Monkeys in 2015, making just four starts with a 6.96 ERA and a 2.23 WHIP in 22 innings after being acquired in the middle of the season. 

The 31-year-old righty is a former sixth-round pick of the Colorado Rockies, reaching as high as Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2013. He also pitched in Triple-A with Toledo, the Detroit affiliate, in 2016.

This season, Riordan has been throwing for the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League, where he has notched a 7-3 record with a 3.29 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. He has struck out 88 and walked just 11 over 93 innings of work.

Riordan joins Mike Loree, Scott Richmond and Scott McGregor as imports on the Fubon squad, meaning a corresponding move will have to be made before Riordan is activated to the first team. 


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  1. I like the Cory Riordan signing better than the Rick Teasley. Both have pitched well in the Atlantic League, but Riordan appears to have better stuff. Riordan pitched in the KBO with some success in 20014 and has previously pitched briefly in the CPBL. Rick Teasley spent a couple of winters pitching in Australia.

    There isn't lot of daylight between Gaby Hernandez and Cory Riordan in terms of how they've pitched in the Atlantic League this season, but Riordan is more of a known commodity and may have been more willing to travel to Taiwan for what the Guardians were willing to pay him. I'm sure that the fact that Teasley was willing to play winter ball in Australia was something the Brother Elephants liked about him.

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