• Kyodo


The Hiroshima Carp made waves on Saturday, announcing they had signed star southpaw Kris Johnson to a three-year contract extension.

Last year, in his first Japan season, the 31-year-old lefty led the Central League with a 1.85 ERA, while going 14-7. He is 6-4 this season with a 1.99 ERA. According to the team, the contract is worth $3 million (roughly ¥320 million) for the first year, with performance-based incentives and a $1 million signing bonus.

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