Maeda to face multitude of adjustments in majors

Jan 6, 2016

Maeda to face multitude of adjustments in majors

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Although the contract Kenta Maeda is expected to complete in the coming days with the Los Angeles Dodgers is for eight years, it will likely be a bargain for a pitcher with such a solid track record in Nippon Professional Baseball. According to Joel ...

Dodgers reportedly to sign Maeda

Jan 1, 2016

Dodgers reportedly to sign Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to sign Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda, CBS Sports said on its website on Thursday. Details of Maeda’s agreement are not yet known, the report said, adding Maeda, posted by the Hiroshima Carp on Dec. 10, was still under ...

Dec 24, 2015

Carp sign veteran hurler Jackson

The Hiroshima Carp have signed 28-year-old right-hander Jay Jackson, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 185-cm Jackson pitched in six games this season and posted a 6.23 ERA for the San Diego Padres after earning his first promotion to the big leagues. In ...

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

Dec 23, 2015

Dodgers reportedly leading chase for Maeda

The Los Angeles Dodgers are the leading candidate to acquire Japanese right-hander Kenta Maeda this offseason, according to an MLB.com report Tuesday. Other teams expressed early interest in Maeda, notably two of the Dodgers’ National League West rivals, the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Francisco ...

Dec 18, 2015

Carp, third baseman Luna finalize one-year deal

After three seasons with the Chunichi Dragons, 35-year-old free agent third baseman Hector Luna has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Hiroshima Carp, the Central League club announced Friday. Luna, who was named the CL’s best third baseman in 2014, hits ...

Dec 17, 2015

Carp hurler Kuroda becomes NPB's top-paid player

A year after Hiroki Kuroda left millions of dollars on the table to return to Japan and rejoin the Hiroshima Carp, the Central League club made him Nippon Professional Baseball’s highest-paid player on Thursday. “I was rated more highly than I imagined,” Kuroda said. ...

Dec 15, 2015

Maeda lands in Los Angeles

Hiroshima Carp ace Kenta Maeda arrived in Los Angeles on Monday as he attempts to move to the major leagues through the posting system. The 27-year-old right-hander, who was posted by the Carp on Dec. 10 after winning his second Sawamura Award as Japan’s ...

Dec 8, 2015

Kuroda returning to Carp for 2016 season

Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, who had been considering retirement, has decided to stay with the club and return to the mound next season, general manager Kiyoaki Suzuki revealed on Tuesday. The 40-year-old Kuroda, who returned to Japan after a seven-year career in the ...

Dec 4, 2015

Carp to post ace hurler Maeda

The Hiroshima Carp have agreed to post their ace Kenta Maeda to major league teams this winter, the Central League club announced Friday. “We felt this was the right timing for both Maeda and the team, to give him a shot at the majors ...

Carp pitcher Kuroda undecided on future

Nov 30, 2015

Carp pitcher Kuroda undecided on future

Hiroki Kuroda, who abandoned his major league career a year ago to fulfill a promise and return to the Hiroshima Carp, said Monday he has yet to decide if he will pitch next season. “When it comes to having the heart, technique and strength ...