Dec 18, 2014

Carp decide not to post pitcher Maeda

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda’s chances of playing in the big leagues next season were all but erased on Thursday, when the Central League club informed him that they will not allow him to leave via the posting system. The 26-year-old Maeda has spoken ...

Nov 13, 2014

Veteran first baseman Arai rejoins to Carp

The Hiroshima Carp announced on Thursday the acquisition of former Central League home run king Takahiro Arai, after he was granted his release by the Hanshin Tigers earlier this month. The 37-year-old Arai will be returning to the club he won the CL home ...

Oct 25, 2014

Carp finalize deal with first baseman Guzman

The Hiroshima Carp have reached an agreement with 30-year-old first baseman Jesus Guzman on a contract for next season, the Central League club announced Saturday. The 185-cm, 91-kg Guzman has played 403 big league games over five seasons, mostly with the San Diego Padres. ...

Oct 14, 2014

Ogata to become Carp's next skipper

Bench coach Koichi Ogata will take over as Hiroshima Carp manager after accepting an offer to replace Kenjiro Nomura, the Central League club said Tuesday. Nomura announced last week he would step down after the post season. Nomura guided Hiroshima to third place in ...

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Oct 13, 2014

Carp set to hold off on posting ace Maeda

Hiroshima Carp owner Hajime Matsuda indicated Monday the team is unlikely to accept tender bids for Kenta Maeda under the posting system this offseason following the right-hander’s disappointing season in 2014. “We have the right. We would like to let him go, but based ...

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

Oct 12, 2014

Tigers advance to Central League finale despite tie

The Hanshin Tigers advanced to the final stage of the Central League playoffs on Sunday thanks to a 0-0 tie with the Hiroshima Carp in Game 2 of the Central League Climax Series first stage. Nippon Professional Baseball’s rules limit Climax Series games to ...

Carp fail to secure second place

Oct 6, 2014

Carp fail to secure second place

Right-hander Kenta Maeda allowed three runs in eight innings in what could turn out to be his final home game for the Hiroshima Carp, who were consigned to third place on Monday in a 4-1 loss to the Central League-champion Yomiuri Giants. The game ...

Oct 4, 2014

Carp closer Mickolio deactivated

The Hiroshima Carp deactivated closer Kam Mickolio on Saturday due to a left hip injury that will keep him out of the first stage of the Central League’s playoffs. The 30-year-old Mickolio complained of groin pain during Wedneday’s 4-2 loss to the Hanshin Tigers ...