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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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Hiroshima Carp: 2019 Spring Camp

Nichinan Camp

Ichi-gun

  • February 1 (Fri) – 13 (Wed)
  • Days Off: February 4 (Mon), 8 (Fri)

Ni-gun

  • February 5 (Tue) – 26 (Tue)
  • Days Off: February 8 (Fri), 14 (Thu), 20 (Wed)

Venue

  • Tenpuku Stadium, Tokoji Stadium

Okinawa Camp

Ichi-gun

  • February 15 (Fri) – 26 (Tue)
  • Days Off: February 14 (Thu), 20 (Wed)
  • Venue: Koza Shinkin Stadium

Source: Hiroshima 12/19/2018

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[12/4/2018] Hiroshima Carp reach agreement with Casey Lawrence

The Hiroshima Carp announced that they reached an agreement with thirty-one-year-old Casey Lawrence. He was assigned the uniform number 70. According to Daily Sports and Nikkan Sports, Lawrence agreed to a salary worth an estimated 520,000 US dollars plus incentives and a signing bonus worth an estimated 300,000 US dollars.

Source: Hiroshima 12/4/2018, Daily Sports 12/4/2018, Nikkan Sports 12/4/2018

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[11/29/2018] Rakuten to send Yasunori Kikuchi to Hiroshima for Yuya Fukui

The Rakuten Eagles and Hiroshima Carp announced that they agreed on a one-for-one trade. Rakuten will send twenty-nine-year-old pitcher Yasunori Kikuchi to Hiroshima for thirty-year-old Yuya Fukui.

Source: Rakuten 11/29/2018, Hiroshima 11/29/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/29/2018, Sports Hochi 11/29/2018, Daily Sports 11/29/2018

[UPDATE 12/6 @ 3:47pm]

The Eagles held a press conference for Fukui earlier today. He was assigned the uniform number 31.

Source: Rakuten 12/5/2018, Daily Sports 12/6/2018

[UPDATE 12/14 @ 2:17pm]

The Carp held a press conference for Kikuchi today. He was assigned the uniform number 59.

Source: Hiroshima 12/14/2018, Tokyo Sports 12/14/2018

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[11/24/2018] Koichi Ogata agrees to new one-year deal

Koichi Ogata agreed to a new contract on November 23. He met Hiroshima Carp officials and worked out a deal on a one-year contract worth an estimated 100 million yen (up ten million yen from this year). Next year will be Ogata’s fifth year as manager of the Carp.

Source: Daily Sports 11/24/2018, Sanspo 11/24/2018

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Akitake Okada: Did You Know

Relationships & Family

2018

November 22 – The Hiroshima Carp announced that Okada (25) filed marriage papers with a twenty-three-year-old woman.

Source: Daily Sports 11/22/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/22/2018

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[11/19/2018] Hiroshima Carp uniform number changes

The Hiroshima Carp announced uniform number changes for the following three players:

  • Kaisei Sone = 59 → 00
  • Ryuhei Matsuyama = 44 → 55
  • Seiya Suzuki = 51 → 1

Source: Hiroshima 11/19/2018

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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