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Softbank, Nippon Ham, Orix, Rakuten, Lotte: June 25, 2012

by on Jun.25, 2012 @ 4:29 pm, under NPB

Softbank Hawks

Hiroki Kokubo has had eight surgeries over the years: left hamate bone (1990), right glenoid labrum (1998), right ACL reconstructive surgery (2003), two right thumb surgeries (2006), left TFC and pin removal surgery (2007), foraminotomy surgery (2011).  Source: Sports Hochi 6/25/2012

Kokubo's dream after retirement: make it to Koshien as a high school manager.  Source: Sponichi 6/25/2012

Nippon Ham Fighters

Atsunori Inaba was evaluated at a hospital today and diagnosed with a minor left ankle inversion sprain.  Inaba is hoping to return to the active roster in ten days.  Source: Nikkan Sports 6/25/2012

Orix Buffaloes

Sunday's Ni-gun game against HanshinTakahiro Okada started in right, batted third.  He went 2-for-3: ground out to first, RBI single to right, homer to center, walk. ... Kei Igawa started the game and allowed two runs (unearned) over five innings.  He topped out at 140km/h and collected eleven fly ball outs and three ground ball outs.  Final line: 5 IP, 25 BF, 69 NP, 5 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 3 HBP, 2 R, 0 ER.

Rakuten Eagles

Daisuke Kusano injured his left hamstring while running the bases on Sunday.  Source: Sponichi 6/25/2012

Chiba Lotte Marines

Tatsuya Uchi seems to have taken over as closer.  Source: Sponichi 6/24/2012

3 comments on “Softbank, Nippon Ham, Orix, Rakuten, Lotte: June 25, 2012

  1. Tim

    Oh, I thought he said he would retire after reaching 400 HR and 2000 hit milestones. Thanks for information.

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