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[7/9/2018] Hanshin at Hiroshima three-game series canceled

The Hiroshima Carp announced on July 8 that they decided to cancel their three-game home series against the Hanshin Tigers at Mazda Stadium between July 9 (Mon) and 11 (Wed) due to the heavy western Japan rains. In a statement posted at the team website, the Carp explained that they decided to cancel the series after thinking about the many victims of the disaster. They offered their condolences and prayers to those affected by the rains.

Source: Hiroshima 7/8/2018, Hiroshima 7/8/2018

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Kris Johnson: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

July 5 vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium – Johnson picked up the win and notched the fortieth victory of his Carp career. His forty wins tied Bryan Bullington’s Carp record for wins by a foreign player.

Source: Sponichi 7/5/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/5/2018, Sports Hochi 7/4/2018

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[6/28/2018] Ryuhei Matsuyama earns domestic FA option

Thirty-two-year-old Ryuhei Matsuyama earned his domestic free agent option with seven years of service time on the active roster on June 27.

Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2018, Sanspo 6/27/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/27/2018

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Ryuhei Matsuyama: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

June 26 vs Yomiuri at Mazda Stadium – Matsuyama hit a grand slam in the first inning off Takuya Kuwahara. It was the first grand slam of his career.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/27/2018, Sponichi 6/27/2018

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[6/28/2018] Hiroshima Carp make it to one million in attendance

The Hiroshima Carp set a new franchise record on June 27 by making it to one million in attendance in their thirty-third home game of the year. It took Hiroshima thirty-four home games last year to make the same mark.

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[6/26/2018] Hiroshima Carp reaches agreement with Johnny Hellweg

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they reached an agreement with twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Johnny Hellweg. He was assigned the uniform number 62.

According to media reports, he agreed to a contract worth an estimated 300,000 US dollar plus incentives. The agreement also includes a signing bonus of 50,000 US dollars (estimate).

Source: Sponichi 6/26/2018, Nikkan Sports 6/26/2018, Sports Hochi 6/26/2018, Daily Sports 6/26/2018

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Eishin Soyogi: Did You Know

Miscellaneous

The Agekke Group announced on May 29, 2018 that Soyogi was joining their baseball team.

Source: Agekke Group 5/29/2018, Daily Sports 5/29/2018

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[5/20/2018] Hiroshima signs Geronimo Franzua to six-year deal

The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they added Ikusei pitcher Geronimo Franzua to their seventy-man roster. His uniform number will change from 143 to 97.

According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a six-year deal that includes a signing bonus worth 100,000 US dollars. His salary this year will be 80,000 US dollars plus performance bonuses.

Source: Hiroshima 5/20/2018Hiroshima 5/20/2018, Sanspo 5/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 5/20/2018, Sponichi 5/20/2018, Daily Sports 5/20/2018

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Takayoshi Noma: Did You Know

Milestones

2018

May 19 vs Yakult at Mazda Stadium – Noma hit a grand slam David Buchanan in the third inning, the first of his career. The home run was also just the second of Noma’s career, first since April 19, 2015.

Source: Nikkan Sports 5/19/2018

June 6 vs Nippon Ham at Mazda Stadium – Noma recorded the first walk-off hit of his career. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth with runners on second and third and one out, Noma hit a come-from-behind walk-off to center.

Source: Daily Sports 6/6/2018, Sponichi 6/6/2018, Sponichi 6/7/2018

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[5/18/2018] Kris Johnson to temporarily return to US for birth of first child

The Hiroshima Carp announced on May 18 that Kris Johnson will be returning to the United States on May 19 for the birth of his first child. He is scheduled to return on May 30.

Source: Sanspo 5/18/2018, Daily Sports 5/18/2018

[UPDATE 6/4 @ 3:44am]

Johnson returned to Japan on May 30. He started a Ni-gun game against Chunichi on June 3 and gave up two runs on five hits over four innings. He threw seventy-one pitches, faced eighteen batters, struck out six, and topped out at 148km/h. He could rejoin the Ichi-gun team in time for the Rakuten series that begins on June 8.

Source: Daily Sports 6/3/2018

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