[6/2/2017] Hiroshima adds Xavier Batista to seventy-man roster

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they added Ikusei infielder Xavier Batista to their seventy-man roster. Batista’s uniform number will change from 145 to 95. According to media reports, the twenty-five-year-old agreed to a six-year deal (includes 2017) worth an estimated 47,000 US dollars plus incentives. The contract also includes an estimated 100,000 US dollars signing bonus.

Source: Hiroshima 6/2/2017 (signing), Hiroshima 6/2/2017 (press conference), Tokyo Sports 6/2/2017, Daily Sports 6/2/2017, Sponichi 6/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/2/2017

Ni-gun Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2016 Hiroshima 68 150 136 20 33 6 0 6 57 19 48 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .243 .307 .419 .726
2017 Hiroshima 39 165 146 29 53 6 0 14 101 38 26 16 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 .363 .418 .692 1.110
    107 315 282 49 86 12 0 20 158 57 74 29 0 0 0 4 1 1 6 .305 .365 .560 .925

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