Maeda records first victory of season

Apr 9, 2015

Maeda records first victory of season

Carp ace Kenta Maeda earned his first win of the season on Thursday after throwing seven innings in a 1-0 victory over the Yomiuri Giants. Before 26,796 at Mazda Stadium, the last-place Carp scored their only run against complete-game loser Tomoyuki Sugano (1-2) in ...

Apr 8, 2015

Carp's Eldred set for return to Japan

Brad Eldred, who led the Central League with 37 home runs last season, will return to Japan on Friday after having knee surgery, the Hiroshima Carp announced Wednesday. Eldred underwent a procedure to repair the medial meniscus in his right knee on March 16. ...

Apr 3, 2015

Carp, outfielder Schierholtz finalize one-year deal

The Hiroshima Carp said Friday they have agreed on a one-year contract with left-hitting outfielder Nate Schierholtz, who had stints with the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals in 2014. Schierholtz, 31, is expected to be paid an estimated $1.16 million (about ¥139 million). The ...

Kuroda wins first game back with Carp

Mar 29, 2015

Kuroda wins first game back with Carp

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda, who has returned to Japan after seven years in the major leagues, pitched seven scoreless innings to lead the Hiroshima Carp to a 2-1 win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows on Sunday. Kuroda, 40, scattered five hits, ...

Mar 19, 2015

Slugger Eldred undergoes knee surgery

Brad Eldred, whose 37 home runs last year led the Central League, has had surgery on his right knee, the Hiroshima Carp announced Thursday. The 34-year-old Eldred underwent a procedure in the United States on Monday to repair damage to the medial meniscus in ...

Kuroda makes dominating spring debut

Mar 8, 2015

Kuroda makes dominating spring debut

Hiroki Kuroda was back on the mound in Hiroshima for the first time in eight years on Sunday, when he retired all 13 batters he faced in a 1-0 exhibition win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. “From the standpoint of results, it was a ...