The Hiroshima Carp left for their Central League championship trip to Hawaii on December 1. Players, coaches, staff, and their families, all 228 individuals, boarded a JAL charter flight to Honolulu Airport out of Hiroshima Airport. It will be a five night, seven day trip.
[UPDATE 12/7 @ 11:54pm]
The Carp returned from their trip to Hawaii earlier today.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/7/20170 Comments
Nakazaki is planning to include workouts as a starter after the 2017 season because he does not want to be “typecast” as a pitcher that can only pitch out of the bullpen. He also wants to increase his opportunities as a player and be prepared for change.
Source: Sponichi 11/29/20170 Comments
Tsubasa Aizawa was named the new Hiroshima Carp Chief Player Representative during a player meeting on November 27. He will be taking over for Tetsuya Kokubo.
Source: Sanspo 11/29/20170 Comments
The media learned on November 26 that the Hiroshima Carp offered thirty-year-old Jay Jackson a contract for the 2018 season. According to Sponichi, the Carp exercised a team option and made their offer. They are hoping for a decision before the end of the year.
The Carp are also looking to sign another pitcher that can start and relieve. They are planning to go into the 2018 season with six foreign players on their seventy-man roster (Kris Johnson, Brad Eldred, Xavier Batista, and Alejandro Mejia).0 Comments
Koichi Ogata met with the Hiroshima Carp on November 23 and agreed to a new one-year contract. According to Daily Sports, the contract will be worth an estimated ninety million yen (up ten million from this year). Nikkan Sports is reporting that the contract will be worth an estimated eighty million yen plus incentives.
Ogata has been signing one year deals since he first took over as manager in 2015.0 Comments
The Hiroshima Carp announced the following uniform number changes on November 22:
Source: Hiroshima 11/22/20170 Comments
Fukui filed marriage papers with a thirty-one-year-old woman from Tokyo on November 11, 2017. They started seeing each other in December 2013 and decided to get married this year in May. They are planning to hold a wedding ceremony in December.0 Comments
Osera threw 230 pitches in the bullpen on November 10 during fall camp and set a professional career high.
Source: Daily Sports 11/10/20170 Comments