The Hiroshima Carp announced today that they signed Kam Mickolio (28) and Brad Eldred (32) to contracts for the 2013 season. Mickolio's deal is worth an estimated 75.6 million yen; Eldred's 68.5 million yen.
The following statements were provided by the Carp:
I am excited that I will be able to play for Hiroshima again.
I want to thank all the fans for their wonderful cheers during the 2012 season. I am very lucky to play at a stadium where I can play in front of a large group of supportive Carp fans. My family and I are looking forward to living in Hiroshima, meeting wonderful fans, and experiencing Japanese culture.
I felt a potential for the team in 2012. If we can keep it up, I think we might end up having a good season.
My goal is to improve every day.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone again.
My family and I are grateful for another opportunity to play for the Carp next season. I am very excited.
I look forward to returning to Japan.
Together with the manager, coaches, and players, I will prepare for a good season in 2013. I will do my best.