HIROSHIMA, Japan - The Hiroshima Carp and Madison's Bryan Bullington have reached a deal that will keep the former Indiana Mr. Baseball and No. 1 overall Major League Baseball draft pick pitching for the Carp in the Nippon Professional Baseball League in 2013 and possibly 2014.

Bullington, a 1999 Madison graduate who has started for the Carp the past two seasons, is listed on the Carp roster for next season. Recently, the Carp reported that they and Bullington were close to reaching a two-year extension - with no option years - that would pay Bullington between $1.25 million and $1.8 million per season.

Bullington, 32, will be one of six foreign players on the Carp roster next season along with Miguel Socolovich, Kam Mickolio, Brad Eldred, Nick Stavinoha and Fred Lewis.

Bullington was 7-14 in 29 starts with a 3.23 ERA with very little run support in 2012. He pitched 175.2 innings, giving up 166 hits and 44 walks while striking out 137. He allowed 79 runs, 63 of which were earned.