The kotatsu league: Carp to land Scott

The Hiroshima Carp announced Sunday they had reached agreement with South African right-hander Tayler Scott, who struck out 68 batters in 51 innings last season in Triple-A. The 27-year-old has pitched in 13 major league games with the Orioles and Mariners.

The Japanese language story in Sports Nippon is HERE.

According to the Daily Sports Tayler will receive a $175,000 signing bonus and a salary of $525,000.

The Carp have already acquired right-hander DJ Johnson, and versatile infielder-outfielder José Manuel Pirela.

The Carp finished out of the Central League postseason for the first time in four years and could lose second baseman Ryosuke Kikuchi if he signs with a major league team via the posting system.

Jim Allen

sports editor for a wire service in Tokyo

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