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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


Ryuji Ichioka: Did You Know


Ichioka will be named bullpen captain for the 2018 season.

Source: Daily Sports 12/26/2017, Sponichi 12/26/2017


[12/26/2017] Okinawa Green Field to be complete by February 2018

The new indoor practice facility located next to Goza Shinkin Stadium will be complete by February 2018. Planning for the new facilities began in 2012 and will cost the city of Okinawa about 1.7 billion yen. Construction started in August last year.

The outer building is complete. They are currently installing indoor protective netting and will then move on to the artificial turf. Everything should be done by February 2018.

The facilities are about the size of three futsal fields, or roughly 4,000 square meters. The area could be used for infield practice as well as batting practice and various other kinds of drills.

The Goza Shinkin facilities are the spring camp home of the Hiroshima Carp.


[12/20/2017] Hiroshima Carp reach agreement with Leonel Campos

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they reached an agreement with thirty-year-old pitcher Leonel Campos. He was assigned the uniform number 70. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a deal worth 400,000 US dollars plus incentives, plus a signing bonus of 250,000 US dollars.

Source: Hiroshima 12/20/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/20/2017

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Hiroshima Carp: 2018 Spring Camp

Hiroshima Carp 2018 Spring Camp Details

Nichinan Camp


February 1 (Thu) – 14 (Wed)
Days Off: February 5 (Mon), 9 (Fri), 15 (Thu)


February 6 (Tue) – 27 (Tue)
Days Off: February 9 (Fri), 15 (Thu), 20 (Tue)

Venue: Tenpuku Stadium and Tokoji Stadium

Okinawa Camp


February 16 (Fri) – 27 (Tue)
Days Off: February 20 (Tue)

Venue: Koza Shinkin Stadium


  • 2/18 (Sun) vs Chunichi at Koza (practice game)
  • 2/21 (Wed) vs Lotte at Koza (practice game)
  • 2/22 (Thu) vs KIA (KBO) at Koza (practice game)
  • 2/24 (Sat) vs Rakuten at Koza (exhibition game)
  • 2/25 (Sun) vs Yomiuri at Naha (exhibition game)

Additional information will be added to this post as it becomes available.

Source: Hiroshima 12/19/2017, Daily Sports 1/22/2018


[12/1/2017] Hiroshima Carp leave for their CL championship trip to Hawaii

The Hiroshima Carp left for their Central League championship trip to Hawaii on December 1. Players, coaches, staff, and their families, all 228 individuals, boarded a JAL charter flight to Honolulu Airport out of Hiroshima Airport. It will be a five night, seven day trip.

Source: Daily Sports 12/1/2017, Daily Sports 12/1/2017, Nikkan Sports 12/1/2017

[UPDATE 12/7 @ 11:54pm]

The Carp returned from their trip to Hawaii earlier today.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/2017


Shota Nakazaki: Did You Know


Nakazaki is planning to include workouts as a starter after the 2017 season because he does not want to be “typecast” as a pitcher that can only pitch out of the bullpen. He also wants to increase his opportunities as a player and be prepared for change.

Source: Sponichi 11/29/2017


  • Nakazaki’s fat content is about twenty-four to twenty-five percent. His goal is to drop it down to around twenty percent for the 2018 season. He is also aiming to increase his muscle mass from sixty-eight to at least seventy kilograms. Source: Sponichi 12/23/2017

[11/28/2017] Tsubasa Aizawa named new Carp Chief Player Rep

Tsubasa Aizawa was named the new Hiroshima Carp Chief Player Representative during a player meeting on November 27. He will be taking over for Tetsuya Kokubo.

Source: Sanspo 11/29/2017


[11/27/2017] Hiroshima makes Jay Jackson an offer

The media learned on November 26 that the Hiroshima Carp offered thirty-year-old Jay Jackson a contract for the 2018 season. According to Sponichi, the Carp exercised a team option and made their offer. They are hoping for a decision before the end of the year.

The Carp are also looking to sign another pitcher that can start and relieve. They are planning to go into the 2018 season with six foreign players on their seventy-man roster (Kris Johnson, Brad Eldred, Xavier Batista, and Alejandro Mejia).

Source: Daily Sports 11/27/2017, Sponichi 11/27/2017

NPB Standings [Full]
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
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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