The Giants announced that Masumi Hoshino will undergo surgery on his left hip on August 3. He will be hospitalized for about a week after the surgery and will then report to the Ni-gun facilities to begin his rehab. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2012
The Giants are accepting applications for fans that are interested in generating electricity by running on treadmills at Tokyo Dome during games on August 8, 9, and 10 (nine groups of three per game). The stored energy will be used during a screening of Eiga Giants after each game. For more information, see the official team site.
Kenji Jojima took batting practice at Naruohama today for the first time since his surgery. Daiki Enokida began playing catch. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2012