Sho Nakata returned to the starting line-up tonight against the Softbank Hawks after missing the last few games with tightness in his lower back.
Nakata participated in pre-game workouts on June 28 and 29. He was available off the bench for both games, but did not see any playing time. He was able to rest on June 30 and was okay to play today. He made the starting line-up at first base and batted fourth. He went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts.
Source: Sports Hochi 7/1/2016