Tsuyoshi Nishioka played in a rehab game at Ni-gun against Orix at Haruohama on May 11. He was the starting designated hitter and batted lead-off. He went 0-for-3: ground out to second in the first inning, ground out to second (double play) in the second inning, fly out to left in the fifth inning. He was scheduled for three plate appearances and was replaced by a pinch-hitter for his at bat in the sixth.
Nishoka is slated to play defense during his next rehab game on May 12.