...Toshiya Sugiuchi canceled a bullpen session he had scheduled for today. Depending on his status, the Hawks may put off his next start, currently set for the 6th against the Nippon Ham Fighters.
...Hiroki Kokubo dropped by Yahoo Dome on the 3rd and had a meeting with Koji Akiyama to discuss his schedule over the next few days. As of now, Kokubo is expected to play in three Ni-gun games, beginning with a game against Orix on the 6th, and, assuming he's suffers no setbacks, be added to the active roster on the 10th.
In preparation for his return, the Hawks took Hayato Doue off the active roster and added pitcher Teruaki Yoshikawa. That gives the Hawks 2 catchers and 14 pitchers. When Kokubo returns, it seems the Hawks will go with 2 catchers and 13 pitches.