Baseball / Japanese Baseball

Carp cut ties with Luna, Pridie, Delabar

Kyodo

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 batted .272, scored 35 runs and drove in 34 in his lone season with Hiroshima.

He injured his shoulder while taking a spill on the bases during the playoffs and did not appear in the Japan Series.

The club also said outfielder Jason Pridie, who was never promoted to the first team, and reliever Steve Delabar, who struck out four of the six batters he faced in his two first-team innings, will not be re-signed.