...Bad news for Katsuki Yamazaki: he was diagnosed with an injury to his left meniscus (左ひざ内側半月板損傷) and will require surgery that will take him out of commission for about 3 months. That could mean he misses the entire season.
...J.D. Durbin joined up with the Ichi-gun pitchers for practice at Yahoo Dome earlier today.
Hideaki Takahashi also joined the Ichi-gun pitchers for practice today.
...The Hawks were swept three games to none by the Seibu Lions for the first time since the team changed its name from Daiei to Softbank in 2005.