11/22/2010 @ 5:47pm JST
The Carp held a press conference today to announce their signing of Toyoda. Toyoda apparently gets a 1-year deal worth 20M yen plus incentives and the number 33.
11/15/2010 @ 10:12am JST
The Hiroshima Carp have apparently signed Kiyoshi Toyoda to help out in the bullpen. The Yomiuri Giants originally offered Toyoda a player / coach position with the team this year, but Toyoda declined because he was still interested in pursuing a career as just a player.
Toyoda showed the Carp he's fully recovered from back problems that limited him to 16 games this season (seems he pitched in a simulated game and probably held bullpen sessions on consecutive days).