Monday, December 7, 2015

Carp`s Pitcher Kuroda decides to return to Carp for 2016

Hiroki Kuroda (#15) decides to return to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp for the 2016 baseball season.

He previously pitched with the Carp 1997-2007 and then had a stint in the Majors pitching for the Dodgers 2008-2011 and the the Yankees from 2012-2014 before returning back to the Carp.

He is currently 40 years old.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

#33 Kikuchi Signs Contract Renewal and says [Last year was painful]

Kikuchi signs contract renewal and says [Last year was painful].

Kikuchi signed a contract renewal in Hiroshima City at Mazda Stadium for ¥85,000,000 ($691,167).
Kikuchi has been on the starting line-up for all of the games in the last two years with a batting average of .254, hitting 8 home-runs, and batting in 32 RBIs.
[This last year was continuously difficult and painful. I was injured and not able to get good results. My body wasn`t able to move. (Of this past year) I`m not really able to see the good points.]