The Hiroshima Carp announced on March 3 that they reached an agreement with thirty-one-year-old Nate Schierholtz. He was assigned the uniform number 57. Hiroshima was looking to sign another position player after Brad Eldred went down with a right knee injury that required surgery.
According to a number of reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 1,162,000 US dollars plus incentives. The contract is the richest for a foreign player in franchise history.