...The Hawks announced today that Shunya Suzuki had TJ and bone spur removal surgery on his right elbow yesterday at a hospital in Gunma. Suzuki will likely be discharged from the hospital within a few days and will then begin his rehab assignment in Fukuoka.
...Shinsuke Ogura ran some sprints and played some catch yesterday in preparation for his start today.
...Dennis Houlton's next start will likely be on the 27th against the Rakuten Eagles (first game after the All-Star break).
...Toshiya Sugiuchi recorded his 41st double-digit strikeout game of his career. That's good for sole possession of 7th place on the All-time list.