Hiroshima Toyo Carp (広島東洋カープ)
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[3/14/2019] Hiroshima Carp sign Juan Santana to Ikusei contract

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed twenty-four-year-old infielder Juan Santana to an Ikusei contract. His salary will be an estimated 2.3 million yen. He was assigned the uniform number 146.

Source: Hiroshima 3/14/2019, Sponichi 3/14/2019, Sanspo 3/14/2019, Daily Sports 3/14/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/14/2019, Sports Hochi 3/14/2019

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[2/25/2019] Ko Shimozuru tweaks leg while running bases

Ko Shimozuru hurt his left leg while running the bases during the sixth inning of a practice game against the Nippon Ham Fighters on February 23. He was taken to a hospital in Okinawa for tests and diagnosed with some inflammation in his left hamstring.

Source: Daily Sports 2/23/2019, Sanspo 2/23/2019, Sports Hochi 2/23/2019

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Casey Lawrence (Hiroshima Carp): Did You Know

Miscellaneous

2019

February 21 – Morinaga heard that Lawrence likes Hi-Chew and sent him a box full on the house.

Source: Daily Sports 2/21/2019

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[2/15/2019] Koya Takahashi has elbow surgery

The Hiroshima Carp announced that Koya Takahashi had surgery on his left elbow (medial collateral ligament reconstructive surgery and ulnar neurolysis) on February 14. He will most likely miss the entire 2019 season.

Source: Sports Hochi 2/15/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/15/2019, Sanspo 2/15/2019, Daily Sports 2/15/2019

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[2/3/2019] Shosei Nakamura diagnosed with stress fracture in rib

Shosei Nakamura was examined at a hospital after developing pain in the right side of his back during batting practice. The Hiroshima Carp announced today that he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the first rib on his right side. He will be reassigned to San-gun for rehab and treatment.

Source: Sponichi 2/3/2019, Nikkan Sports 2/3/2019, Daily Sports 2/3/2019

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[1/31/2019] Kris Johnson gets another year with Hiroshima

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they signed Kris Johnson through to 2020. Johnson will be in the final year of a three-year contract this season. The new contract is a one-year deal worth an estimated 2.5 million US dollars plus incentives. The deal also includes a signing bonus worth an estimated 500,000 US dollars.

Source: Daily Sports 1/31/2019, Sponichi 1/31/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/31/2019, Sanspo 1/31/2019

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Hiroki Takahashi (Hiroshima): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 8 – Takahashi (24) filed marriage papers in Hiroshima with a twenty-six-year-old woman from Gifu on December 25, 2018.

Source: Daily Sports 1/8/2019, Sports Hochi 1/8/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/8/2019, Sanspo 1/8/2019

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[1/7/2019] Hiroshima selects Hisayoshi Chono as part of FA comp package

The Yomiuri Giants and Hiroshima Carp announced that thirty-four-year-old Hisayoshi Chono will be heading to Hiroshima as part of a compensation package for losing Yoshihiro Maru to the Giants via free agency. The Carp will also get fifty percent of Maru’s salary from 2018 (an estimated 150 million yen).

Source: Yomiuri 1/7/2019, Sponichi 1/7/2019, Daily Sports 1/7/2019

[UPDATE 1/10 @ 6:18pm]

The Carp announced that Chono was assigned the uniform number 5. He was also offered the number 9, but turned it down because he feels it will look better on Takayoshi Noma in the future. The uniform 9 was worn by Yoshihiro Maru between 2014 and 2018.

Source: Daily Sports 1/10/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/10/2019

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Tetsuya Iida (Hiroshima): Did You Know

Relationships and Family

2019

January 6 – Iida filed marriage papers with a woman from Hiroshima on November 28, 2018.

Source: Daily Sports 1/6/2019, Nikkan Sports 1/6/2019

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[12/21/2018] Ryosuke Kikuchi would like to be posted

Twenty-eight-year-old Ryosuke Kikuchi agreed to an estimated salary of 240 million yen in 2019 (up 50 million yen from this season). During a press conference on December 21, Kikuchi told reporters that he informed the Hiroshima Carp that he wanted to play in the Majors and hoped to be posted before he earns his international free agent option.

Kikuchi is slated to earn his domestic free agent option next year. Assuming no injuries, he should be on track to earn his international free agent option two years after that (some time in 2021).

Source: ZakZak 12/21/2018,, Sports Hochi 12/21/2018, Daily Sports 12/21/2018, Sponichi 12/21/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/21/2018, Sanspo 12/21/2018

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