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Colby Lewis to leave the Hiroshima Carp

by on Dec.14, 2009 @ 5:57 pm, under NPB

The Hiroshima Carp announced that Colby Lewis is leaving the club due to health problems related to his family.

The Carp and Lewis were close to signing a 2-year deal prior to the announcement.

Losing Lewis will definitely hurt the Carp next season.

NPB Career

Year Team G W L Sv CG BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2008 Hiroshima 26 15 8 0 3 702 178.0 151 12 27 6 183 1 3 56 53 2.68 1.00
2009 Hiroshima 29 11 9 0 3 715 176.1 156 13 19 14 186 3 0 68 58 2.96 0.99
Totals 55 26 17 0 6 1417 354.1 307 25 46 20 369 4 3 124 111 2.82 1.00

=== UPDATE 12/16/2009 6:05am JST

The Carp had offered Lewis a 2-year deal worth about 176M yen (US$2M) a year.  It's possible that a team in the MLB also has an interest in Lewis.