Baseball / Japanese Baseball

Carp validate one-year deal for former Mariners pitcher Casey Lawrence


The Hiroshima Carp have acquired former major league pitcher Casey Lawrence for next season, the Central League club said Tuesday.

Lawrence, a right-hander, went 1-0 with a 7.33 ERA in 11 games for the Seattle Mariners in 2018.

He also played 19 games for the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate Tacoma this past season, going 7-5 with a 3.31 ERA.

The 31-year-old Pennsylvania native has a 6.64 career ERA over 38 games in the majors.

The Carp will pay Lawrence an estimated annual salary of $520,000, with a signing bonus of $300,000.