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Batista, Xavier バティスタ (ばてぃすた)
Hiroshima Carp | #145 | INF
Born: 01/17/1992 (age 26)
Height: 189cm
Weight: 115kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: N/A
History: サンタルシア中高-カブス傘下ルーキーリーグ-カープアカデミー
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Xavier Batista: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

July 27 vs Yokohama at Mazda Stadium – Batista blasted the first grand slam of his career (third inning off Joe Wieland).

Source: Dailly Sports 7/27/2018

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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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[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:

Salaries are estimates.

Source: Nikkan Sports 12/27/2017

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[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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[6/5/2017] Xavier Batista’s consecutive pinch-hit home runs

Xavier Batista recorded pinch-hit home runs in his first two trips to the plate: vs Lotte on June 3 and vs Lotte on June 4.

A few notes:

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/4/2017Sanspo 6/5/2017, Sponichi 6/5/2017

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[6/2/2017] Hiroshima adds Xavier Batista to seventy-man roster

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they added Ikusei infielder Xavier Batista to their seventy-man roster. Batista’s uniform number will change from 145 to 95. According to media reports, the twenty-five-year-old agreed to a six-year deal (includes 2017) worth an estimated 47,000 US dollars plus incentives. The contract also includes an estimated 100,000 US dollars signing bonus.

Source: Hiroshima 6/2/2017 (signing), Hiroshima 6/2/2017 (press conference), Tokyo Sports 6/2/2017, Daily Sports 6/2/2017, Sponichi 6/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 6/2/2017

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