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Softbank Hawks: Alex Cabrera and Hiroki Kokubo leave early with injuries

by on Jul.12, 2011 @ 11:41 pm, under NPB

Alex Cabrera tweaked his left hamstring while running out a grounder in the 4th inning.  Hiroki Kokubo hurt his right hand will fielding a grounder at first in the bottom of the 5th inning.  Both players were removed from the game before their at bats in the 6th inning.

Cabrera told reporters after the game that the hamstring injury was in the same area as the last time he tweaked it.

Kokubo had his hand checked out at a hospital and was diagnosed with a contusion near the base of his right thumb.

What happens with either player will depend on how their respective injuries pan out over the next couple of days.