Mar 17, 2016

Carp reveal team's practice of players exchanging cash

The Hiroshima Carp became the fifth Nippon Professional Baseball club to admit to the practice of players exchanging cash after games. The club’s general manager, Kiyoaki Suzuki, on Thursday told the Central League’s emergency board of directors session that the practice was only carried ...

Maeda solid in debut

Mar 6, 2016

Maeda solid in debut

Kenta Maeda threw two scoreless innings in his debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers, striking out two and giving up one hit in a 7-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday. Maeda, who signed a $25 million, eight-year deal in January after eight ...

Feb 20, 2016

Maru replaces injured Kajitani for Samurai Japan exhibition games

Hiroshima Carp center fielder Yoshihiro Maru has been summoned to play for the national team in March’s international exhibitions against Taiwan, NPB Enterprises announced Saturday. Maru, who had been a fixture on Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo’s team, will take the place of Yokohama ...

Maeda to face multitude of adjustments in majors

Jan 6, 2016

Maeda to face multitude of adjustments in majors

by

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 ...