The Hiroshima Carp announced that they finalized the 2018 contracts for the following four players:
Salaries are estimates.
Source: Nikkan Sports 12/27/20170 Comments
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
Alejandro Mejia did not participate in practices on October 11 because of tonsillitis. He was not feeling well and was tested at a hospital in Hiroshima. He will be re-evaluated after two days of rest.
Source: Sanspo 10/11/20170 Comments
The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they added twenty-four-year-old Ikusei player Alejandro Mejia to their seventy-man roster. The two sides agreed to a six-year contract with a signing bonus worth an estimated at 100,000 US dollars. His salary this year will be an estimated 35,000 US dollars plus incentives. His uniform number will change from 146 to 96.0 Comments
Satoshi Iizuka, Yokohama
3 G, 3-0, 19.0 IP, 12 SO, 5 BB, 6 ER, 2.84 ERA
Iizuka started three games in June and led the league with three wins. He also made his first Ichi-gun appearance on June 19 against Orix and recorded five shutout innings.
Alejandro Mejia, Hiroshima
18 G, 24-for-71, 4 HR, 15 RBI, 1 SB, .338 BA
Mejia played in all eighteen of his team’s games in June. He led the league in hits (twenty-four), home runs (four), and RBI (fifteen).
Source: NPB 7/10/20170 Comments