Feb 2, 2017

Carp finalize one-year deal with infielder Pena

The Hiroshima Carp have signed utility infielder Ramiro Pena to a one-year contract, the Central League club announced Thursday. The 31-year-old Pena played in 30 games last season for the San Francisco Giants, and has 701 plate appearances over seven big league seasons with ...

Jan 28, 2017

Carp's Tanaka fills out Japan squad

Hiroshima Carp infielder Kosuke Tanaka was named as the 28th and final player in Japan’s World Baseball Classic squad, the team announced Saturday. Last season, the 27-year-old shortstop played every inning of all 143 regular-season games for Central League champion Hiroshima. He was the ...

Dec 28, 2016

Carp outfielder Akamatsu diagnosed with stomach cancer

Masato Akamatsu, a speedy reserve outfielder for the Hiroshima Carp, revealed Wednesday that he has stomach cancer. “It’s not life threatening, but I have to have surgery,” said the 34-year-old, who will have an operation early next month. “I want to recuperate quickly and ...

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

Nov 29, 2016

Otani, Arai win MVP awards

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Shohei Otani’s historic season of rewriting the record books and challenging conventional baseball wisdom reached its logical conclusion on Monday night. In a result that came as a surprise to no one, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ two-way star was crowned Pacific League MVP, ...

Nov 23, 2016

Carp cut ties with Luna, Pridie, Delabar

The Hiroshima Carp announced Wednesday that they will not offer a contract extension to veteran third baseman Hector Luna. The 36-year-old Luna played in just 67 regular-season games for the Carp after spending his first three seasons in Japan with the Chunichi Dragons. Luna ...

Nov 19, 2016

Carp finalize deals with veteran trio

Three key contributors to the Hiroshima Carp’s Central League championship effort have been re-signed for 2017, the club announced Friday. Left fielder/first baseman Brad Eldred agreed to a two-year deal reportedly worth $1 million (roughly ¥110 million). This past season, he hit 21 homers ...

Carp to retire Kuroda's No. 15

Oct 31, 2016

Carp to retire Kuroda's No. 15

The Hiroshima Carp are set to retire the No. 15 shirt worn by retired right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, the Central League club’s owner Hajime Matsuda said Monday. “There are two reasons, the first is his record along with the fact that we won the pennant ...