Tag Archive: Hiroshima Carp

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Ko Shimozuru: Did You Know

2018

April 19 vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium – Shimozuru recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. The hit came in the bottom of the 12th inning with a runner on second and two out.

Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2018, Sponichi 4/20/2018

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[4/7/2018] Hiroshima Carp started the season by scoring five or more in seven straight

The Hiroshima Carp beat the Yokohama Bay Stars 7-3 on April 6 and tied a Central League record by scoring five or more runs in seven consecutive games from the start of the season. The record was also set by Yakult in 2008. The NPB record of eight was set by Nankai in 1985. The streak ended tonight when the Carp dropped their game against the Yokohama Bay Stars 4-2.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/7/2018

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[4/4/2018] Seiya Suzuki taken off active roster with lower body tightness

Seiya Suzuki missed two games after he developed some tightness in his lower body during pre-game practices on April 1. The Hiroshima Carp removed Suzuki from their active roster on April 4 as a precaution. His condition is not considered serious. The Carp expect him ready to return in the minimum ten days.

Source: Daily Sports 4/4/2018, Sanspo 4/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 4/4/2018, Sponichi 4/4/2018

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[3/23/2018] Takahiro Arai to miss opening day with calf strain

Takahiro Arai hurt his left calf while running during practices on March 21. He was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima on March 22. The Hiroshima Carp announced today that the veteran was diagnosed with a strain in his left gastrocnemius muscle. He will not be ready for opening day.

Source: Daily Sports 3/23/2018, Sponichi 3/23/2018, Nikkan Sports 3/23/2018

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[3/7/2018] Hiroshima signs Tavarez, Franzua to Ikusei contracts

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed two Carp Academy players to Ikusei contracts: twenty-three-year-old right-handed pitcher Yohan Tavarez and twenty-four-year-old left-handed pitcher Geronimo Franzua. Tavarez was assigned the uniform number 142, Franzua the uniform number 143. According to media reports, the two agreed to Ikusei contract worth an estimated 2.3 million yen.

Source: Hiroshima 3/7/2018 (Tavarez), Hiroshima 3/7/2018 (Franzua), Daily Sports 3/7/2018

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[2/22/2018] Xavier Batista suffers bone contusion in finger

Xavier Batista was hit by a pitch on his left hand during a practice game against Lotte on February 21. The Hiroshima Carp announced on February 22 that he was diagnosed with a bone contusion on the fifth metacarpal (pinky) in his left hand.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/22/2018, Sanspo 2/22/2o18, Daily Sports 2/22/2018

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[2/21/2018] Yuta Nakamura takes batted ball off chest

Yuta Nakamura took a batted ball off his chest during a practice game against Lotte on February 21. He was removed from the game and taken to a hospital in Okinawa where he was diagnosed with a bruise on his right chest. He will need some rest and might be reassigned.

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2018

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[2/17/2018] Mikiya Takahashi sent to San-gun with muscle strain in left arm

Mikiya Takahashi was examined at a hospital in Okinawa after he developed pain in his left arm and was diagnosed with a strain in his left flexor carpi radialis muscle. Takahashi will report to San-gun for rehab.

Source: Sanspo 2/17/2018, Daily Sports 2/17/2018

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[12/29/2017] Jay Jackson signs new contract with Hiroshima Carp

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they reached an agreement with Jay Jackson. The two sides agreed to a new contract worth an estimated one million US dollars plus incentives and includes a signing bonus of 500,000 US dollars.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/29/2017, Sanspo 12/29/2017


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[12/27/2017] Hiroshima Carp finalize 2018 contracts for Johnson, Eldred, Batista, and Mejia

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they finalized the 2018 contracts for the following four players:

  • Kris Johnson, thirty-three-years-old, second year of three-year contract, three million US dollars plus incentives
  • Brad Eldred, thirty-seven-years-old, second year of two-year contract, one million US dollars plus incentives
  • Xavier Batista, twenty-five-years-old, second year of six-year contract, 175,510 US dollars plus incentives
  • Alejandro Mejia, twenty-four-years-old, second year of six-year contract, 100,000 US dollars plus incentives

Salaries are estimates.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/27/2017

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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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