2018 Hiroshima Carp Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
OUT エルドレッド Brad Eldred [11/15] Eldred is still apparently interested in playing in Japan next year. Nikkan Sports 11/15/2018 … [11/14] The Carp announced that they will not sign Eldred to a contract for the 2019 season. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
OUT ジャクソン Jay Jackson [11/14] The Carp announced that they will not sign Jackson to a contract for the 2019 season. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
OUT カンポス Leonel Campos [11/14] The Carp announced that they will not sign Canpos to a contract for the 2019 season. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
STAY ジョンソン Kris Johnson [11/14] Johnson will return in 2019 (third year of a three-year contract). Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
STAY フランスア Geronimo Franzua [11/14] Franzua will return in 2019 (second year of a six-year contract). Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
STAY バティスタ Xavier Batista [11/14] Franzua will return in 2019 (third year of a six-year contract). Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
STAY メヒア Alejandro Mejia [11/14] Mejia will return in 2019 (third year of a six-year contract). Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018
STAY ヘルウェグ Johnny Hellweg [11/14] Hellweg is expected to return in 2019 (new one-year contract). Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018Sponichi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018Daily Sports 11/14/2018 … [11/05] Hellweg is open to playing baseball in Japan next year. His status with Hiroshima is uncertain. Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018, Sports Hochi 11/5/2018, Daily Sports 11/5/2018
STAY 松山竜平 Ryuhei Matsuyama [11/10] Matsuyama may have agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 100 million yen. Daily Sports 11/10/2018, Sponichi 11/10/2018 … [11/09] Matsuyama is not planning to use his domestic free agent option. Nikkan Sports 11/9/2018, Sponichi 11/9/2018 … [11/04] Matsuyama wants some time to think about his options, but might ultimately stay put. Sanspo 11/4/2018
丸佳浩 Yoshihiro Maru Yoshihiro Maru 2018 Off-season Updates

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