[10/25/2017] Hiroshima Carp: foreign player status

The media learned that the Hiroshima Carp are not planning to offer twenty-eight-year-old Bradin Hagens a contract for 2018. The Carp are also not planning to offer new contracts to thirty-year-old Ryan Brasier and thirty-two-year-old Ramiro Pena. Hiroshima will most likely make a decision on twenty-nine-year-old Jay Jackson after seeing what else is available.

Thirty-three-year-old Kris Johnson will be in the second year of a three-contract next year. Thirty-seven-year-old Brad Eldred will be in the second year of a two-year contract. The Carp locked up twenty-five-year-old Xavier Batista and twenty-four-year-old Alejandro Mejia to six-year contracts this year.

Source: Chunichi Sports 10/25/2017, Sports Hochi 10/25/2017, Nikkan Sports 10/25/2017, Daily Sports 10/25/2017, Daily Sports 10/25/2017, Sponichi 10/25/2017

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 3:43pm]

The Carp announced on November 1 that they were not going to offer Hagens, Brasier, and Pena contracts for the 2018 season.

Source: Sanspo 11/1/2017

[UPDATE 11/3 @ 8:55pm]

Jackson returned home on November 3.

Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2017

[UPDATE 11/4 @ 1:45pm]

Jackson would like to return to Hiroshima next year. He is apparently open to playing for other NPB teams, if it comes down to that.

Source: Sponichi 11/4/2017, Daily Sports 11/4/2017Sports Hochi 11/4/2017

[UPDATE 11/22 @ 1:10am]

Batista and Mejia left Japan on November 21 for the Dominican Republic.

Source: Daily Sports 11/21/2017

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