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Hiroshima Carp to invite two from Carp Academy in Dominican Republic

by on Dec.22, 2010 @ 1:26 pm, under NPB

The Hiroshima Carp have apparently decided to invite two players from the Carp Academy in the Dominican Republic as practice players in March.  Their names: 23-year-old LHP Jorge Felix and 20-year-old RHP Reginal Simon.

Felix ran into some troubles by using a fake name and birth certificate when he first tried out for the Academy, but it seems they liked his potential enough to hold onto him.  Felix was born in the Dominican Republic and throws a fastball (tops out at 143km/h), curve, change, and sinker.  He 187cm tall and weighs 81kg.

Simon was born in Haiti and would become the first player born in Haiti to play in the NPB.  Simon throws a fastball (tops out at 145km/h) curve, change, and sinker.  His strength is his control.  Simon is 193cm tall and weight 90kg.