HIROSHIMA – 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 with a .294 average.
Setup man Jay Jackson and middle reliever/starter Bradin Hagens were inked through next season.
Jackson had a 1.71 ERA and tied Takeru Imamura for the team lead in appearances (67), while earning 37 holds. Hagens pitched in 50 games, posting a 2.92 ERA over 83⅓ innings.
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