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
The Hiroshima Carp announced today that Bradin Hagens has the flu. He was not included in Hiroshima’s opening day roster. Hagens was taken to the hospital for tests after he started showing symptoms on March 28. He was diagnosed with influenza B.
Ryan Brasier was called up to take Hagens’ spot.
Source: Nikkan Sports 3/29/20170 Comments
The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they signd Brad Eldred, Jay Jackson, and Bradin Hagens to new contracts. According to media reports:
Bradin Hagens is a fan of umaibo snacks. He first tried them during an Inter-league road trip to Sendai. He liked them so much, he ate four on the first day. He is now trying to keep it to one a day.
His favorite flavor is Vegetable Salad, but he also likes Tonkatsu Sauce and Teriyaki Burger.
Source: Tokyo Sports 8/1/20160 Comments