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Softbank Hawks: Jose Ortiz and Hiroki Kokubo leave game early

by on May.07, 2011 @ 4:13 pm, under NPB

Both Jose Ortiz and Hiroki Kokubo left today's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters early with various bumps and bruises.

Ortiz was taken out in the bottom of the 2nd inning with discomfort in his left hamstring.  Ortiz apparently tweaked the hamstring while trying to stretch out a single into a double in the the top of the 2nd inning.

Kokubo was hit by a pitch on his right wrist in the top of the 3rd inning and was removed from the game before the bottom of the 4th inning.

No further information has been released at this time.