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Softbank Hawks: Nobuhiko Matsunaka taken off active roster with wrist sprain

by on Jun.18, 2012 @ 5:56 pm, under NPB

Nobuhiko Matsunaka was taken off the active roster today with a left hand joint sprain (there was no damage to bones).  Matsunaka was evaluated at a hospital on Sunday after he hurt his wrist while sliding into first on a ground out to short during a game against Yokohama on June 16.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/18/2012Sponichi 6/18/2012


Hideki Okajima has not allowed a run in any of the twenty-four games he has appeared in so far this year.


Once Terry Doyle's work visa clears (likely later this month), the Hawks will have him pitch in a few games at Ni-gun.  Source: Sponichi 6/18/2012


Hiroki Kokubo will likely be added to the active roster on June 26 if can play through an upcoming three-game series against the Ni-gun Hiroshima Carp (begins on June 22) without getting tired and needing rest.  Source: Sports Hochi Osaka 6/18/2012