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
Sunday's Ni-gun game against Hanshin: Takahiro 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.
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