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 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 ...

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 ...

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Jul 28, 2015

Kuroda cools down red-hot Swallows

Hiroki Kuroda held high-flying Tokyo Yakult to a run on seven hits over seven innings as the Hiroshima Carp snapped the Swallows’ seven game winning run with an 11-2 win on Tuesday. A former Dodger and Yankee, Kuroda (7-4), pitching for the first time ...

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Jul 14, 2015

Kuroda aims for All-Star return

Hiroshima Carp right-hander Hiroki Kuroda looks set to return during the upcoming All-Star series after throwing his first bullpen session Tuesday since being deactivated due to right shoulder and ankle inflammation. “I want to get my body ready for the All-Star games, get a ...

Carp deactivate Kuroda due to inflammation

Jul 8, 2015

Carp deactivate Kuroda due to inflammation

Hiroki Kuroda, who was voted onto this year’s Central League All-Star roster, was deactivated on Wednesday due to mild inflammation in his right shoulder and right ankle. The 40-year-old Kuroda will miss his next start but is expected to be ready for the All ...

Jun 26, 2015

Pitchers Kuroda, Otani picked in All-Star fan balloting

Hiroki Kuroda, who returned to Hiroshima this year after seven impressive big league seasons, was voted onto the Central League All-Star team though the fans ballot, Nippon Professional Baseball announced Friday. The 40-year-old Carp veteran is 6-2 this season with a 2.72 ERA. He ...