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.0 Comments
The Hiroshima Carp announced that they finalized the 2018 contracts for the following four players:
Salaries are estimates.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/27/20170 Comments
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.
[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.
[UPDATE 11/22 @ 1:10am]
Batista and Mejia left Japan on November 21 for the Dominican Republic.
Source: Daily Sports 11/21/20170 Comments
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:
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.0 Comments