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 6/18/2012, Sponichi 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