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[11/14/2018] Hiroshima Carp parting ways with Brad Eldred, Jay Jackson

The Hiroshima Carp announced that Kris Johnson, Geronimo Franzua, Xavier Batista, Alejandro Mejia, and Johnny Hellweg will return next season.

  • Kris Johnson – third year of a three-year contract; an estimated three million US dollars
  • Geronimo Franzua – second year of a six-year contract; an estimated 361,450 US dollars
  • Xavier Batista – third year of a six-year contract; an estimated 347,970 US dollars
  • Alejandro Mejia – third year of a six-year contract; an estimated 120,000 US dollars
  • Johnny Hellweg – one-year contract; an estimated 900,000 US dollars

The Carp also announced that they will not sign Brad Eldred, Jay Jackson, and Leonel Campos to contracts for the 2019 season.

Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018, Sponichi 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018, Daily Sports 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018, Sports Hochi 11/14/2018

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[11/9/2018] Seiya Suzuki has surgery to remove screws and plates

The Hiroshima Carp announced on November 9 that Seiya Suzuki had surgery to remove screws and plates from his right ankle at a hospital in Hiroshima. The screws and plates were used to treat an ankle fracture he suffered in August last year.

Source: Daily Sports 11/9/2018, Sanspo 11/9/2018

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Hiroshima Carp 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
79 監督
Manager
緒方 孝市
Koichi Ogata
71 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
高 信二
Shinji Ko
75 外野守備・走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
廣瀬 純
Jun Hirose
80 内野守備・走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
山田 和利
Kazutoshi Yamada
72 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
東出 輝裕
Akihiro Higashide
91 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
迎 祐一郎
Yuichiro Mukae
88 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
佐々岡 真司
Shinji Sasaoka
78 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
畝 龍実
Tatsumi Une
84 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
植田 幸弘
Yukihiro Ueda

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
89 監督
Manager
水本 勝己
Katsumi Mizumoto
85 外野守備・走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
永田 利則
Toshinori Nagata
90 内野守備・走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
玉木 朋孝
Tomotaka Tamaki
83 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
朝山 東洋
Toyo Asayama
92 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
森笠 繁
Shigeru Morikasa
73 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
小林 幹英
Kanei Kobayashi
86 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
菊地原 毅
Tsuyoshi Kikuchihara
76 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
倉 義和
Yoshikazu Kura

San-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
82 統括コーチ
Supervising Coach
浅井 樹
Itsuki Asai
87 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
澤崎 俊和
Toshikazu Sawazaki
93 投手コーチ 強化担当
Pitching Coach (Technical Director)
青木 勇人
Hayato Aoki

Source: Hiroshima 11/8/2018

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Yoshihiro Maru 2018 Off-season Updates

Date Updates
11/16/2018 11:23am – The Marines and Eagles contacted Maru’s agent about their interest on November 15. The Giants might around four to five years and over 2.5 billion yen (or five years and 3.5 billion yen and the uniform number 8).  Sanspo 11/16/2018, Sanspo 11/16/2018, Sponichi 11/16/2018, Daily Sports 11/16/2018, Daily Sports 11/16/2018
11/15/2018 12:15pm – Latest offer rumors: Hiroshima four years and around 1.7 billion yen (Sanspo 11/15/2018); Lotte four years and two billion yen (Sanspo 11/15/2018, Sports Hochi 11/15/2018); Yomiuri four years and over two billion yen, could add a fifth year (Sanspo 11/15/2018), five years over three billion yen (Nikkan Sports 11/15/2018).
11/13/2018 12:41pm – ZakZak interview with Maru: his family has not moved to the Kanto area and his commercial contract with Momiji Ginko was put on hold, not terminated. ZakZak 11/12/2018
11/8/2018 10:15am – Latest offer rumors: Yomiuri four years over 2 billion yen (Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018), six years around 2.5 billion yen (Daily Sports 11/8/2018); Lotte four years around 2 billion yen (Nikkan Sports 11/8/2018, Sponichi 11/8/2018, Sanspo 11/8/2018); Hiroshima three years around 1.2 billion yen (Daily Sports 11/8/2018), four years about 1.7 billion yen (Sanspo 11/8/2018). … 4:23am – Maru has decided to exercise his free agent option. He told reporters he was curious about what other teams thought of him. Hiroshima is not planning to place any deadlines on their offer. Sponichi 11/7/2018, Tokyo Sports 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018, Daily Sports 11/7/2018, Sports Hochi 11/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/7/2018
11/6/2018 Maru might be will to go up to 2.5 billion yen. Lotte might be willing to go up to 2 billion. Sponichi 11/6/2018 … ZakZak mentions two rumors: his family may have already moved to the Tokyo area and he may be looking for at least five years. ZakZak 11/6/2018
11/4/2018 The Carp’s offer might be four years at around 1.7 billion yen. The Giants might be putting together a deal that is worth about 2.5 billion yen. The Carp are okay with keeping negotiations open even if Maru exercises the option. Sponichi 11/4/2018, Sanspo 11/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/5/2018
10/20/2018 The Yomiuri Giants are interested. Sponichi 10/20/2018, Daily Sports 10/20/2018
10/13/2018 Domestic free agent option. Lotte is interested and could offer a multi-year deal if Maru decides to use his option. One possibility is four years at around two billion yen. Maru is from Chiba and went to a high school in Chiba. Nikkan Sports 10/13/2018, Sanspo 10/13/2018, Sports Hochi 10/13/2018, Sponichi 10/13/2018
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Hiroshima Carp: 2018 Fall Camp

The Hiroshima Carp released some information about fall camp:

  • November 11 (Sun) – November 20 (Tue)
  • Days off: November 15 (Thu)
  • Location: Nichinan, Miyazaki

Source: Hiroshima 11/6/2018

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2018 Hiroshima Carp Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 小園 海斗
Kozono, Kaito
INF 報徳学園高
Hotoku Gakuen HS
R L 178 83 2000/06/07 A A S A A A+
2 島内 颯太郎
Shimauchi, Sotaro
P 九州共立大
Kyushu Kyoritsu U
R R 180 78 1996/10/14 B B B B B A
3 林 晃汰
Hayashi, Kota
INF 智辯学園和歌山高
Chiben Gakuen Wakayama HS
R L 182 88 2000/11/16 B B B B B B
4 中神 拓都
Nakagami, Takuto
INF 市立岐阜商業高
Shiritsu Gifu Shogyo HS
R R 175 85 2000/05/29 C C B      
5 田中 法彦
Tanaka, Norihiko
P 菰野高
Komono HS
R R 173 81 2000/10/19 C B B B B B
6 正隨 優弥
Shozui, Yuya
OF 亜細亜大
Asia U
R R 180 93 1996/04/02 C B B C C  
7 羽月 隆太郎
Hatsuki, Ryutaro
INF 神村学園高
Kamimura Gakuen HS
R L 167 70 2000/04/19 C C C      
I1 大盛 穂
Omori, Minoru
OF 静岡産業大
Shizuoka Sangyo U
R L 179 70 1996/08/31 C          

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Koichi Ogata
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[10/19/2018] Hiroshima advances to 2018 Nippon Series

The Hiroshima Carp completed a sweep by defeating the Yomiuri Giants at Mazda Stadium tonight by the score of 5-1. The Carp will advance to their first Nippon Series in two years.

Ryosuke Kikuchi was named MVP of the series.

The Nippon Series will start on October 27.

Hiroshima Nippon Series History

  • Appearances: 1975, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1986, 1991, 2016, 2018
  • Championships: 1979, 1980, 1984
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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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2018 Hiroshima Carp Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 加藤 拓也 Takuya Kato
P 薮田 和樹 Kazuki Yabuta
P 床田 寛樹 Hiroki Tokoda
P ケムナ 誠 Makoto Kemna
P 藤井 皓哉 Koya Fujii
P 高橋 樹也 Mikiya Takahashi
P 山口 翔 Sho Yamaguchi
P 遠藤 淳志 Atsushi Endo
P 中村 祐太 Yuta Nakamura
P 平岡 敬人 Takato Hiraoka
P 岡林 飛翔 Tsubasa Okabayashi
P 藤井 黎來 Reira Fujii
P 佐々木 健 Ken Sasaki
C 中村 奨成 Shosei Nakamura
C 磯村 嘉孝 Yoshitaka Isomura
C 坂倉 将吾 Shogo Sakakura
INF 桒原 樹 Tatsuki Kuwahara
INF 青木 陸 Riku Aoki
INF 木村 聡司 Satoshi Kimura
OF 堂林 翔太 Shota Dobayashi
OF 下水流 昂 Ko Shimozuru
OF 高橋 大樹 Hiroki Takahashi
OF 永井 敦士 Atsushi Nagai
OF バティスタ Xavier Batista

Source: Hiroshima 10/5/2018

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[10/1/2018] Shoichi Ino has right elbow surgery

Shoichi Ino felt some tightness in his right elbow after a start against the Yomiuri Giants on September 14. The Yokohama Bay Stars did not think it was serious at the time, but tests later revealed a bone spur. They opted for early surgery with hopes that he will be 100 percent for the 2019 season.

The Bay Stars announced today that Ino had surgery to clean his right elbow at a hospital in Yokohama. There were no complications during the procedure.

Source: Yokohama 10/1/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2018, Sponichi 10/1/2018, Daily Sports 10/1/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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