Seiji Kobayashi (left shoulder) could return to the active roster in time for the Yokohama series that begins on July 8 at Tokyo Dome. He played in his first rehab game at Ni-gun today. He got the start at catcher and batted second against Lotte at QVC Marine. He went 0-for-2: F7, L4. He also threw out Takashi Ogino trying to steal second in the fourth inning. He was replaced on defense in the fifth inning.