Luis Cruz (left ankle) played in a Ni-gun game against the Yakult Swallows at Toda Stadium on August 5. He was the starting designated hitter and batted third. He went 1-for-5 with an RBI. With runners on first and third and two out in the seventh inning, Cruz hit a timely single to right off Kentaro Kyuko. He told reporters after the game he felt fine and was ready to join the active roster.
Source: Nikkan Sports 8/5/2016