Kosuke who returned to Chunichi Dragons for the first time in 14 years recorded 2 AB, 2 Hit, 2 Run as starting DH during the game on 22nd against the DeNA. He is currently the oldest player in NPB and starting the camp in the farm system this spring training. After playing for the Cubs, Indians, White Sox, and Yankees (Farm) from 2008-2012 season, he returned to NPB in 2013 season signing with the Hanshin Tigers. Last season due to being out of starting line-up he recorded a career low 78 AB along with .134 BA. During the offseason, he signed a one-year contract with the Dragons where he began his career. He commented after the game “It’s important how much to prepare until the time you’re at Bat. I think being able to hit the 1st ball is a good result in the sense that I am conscious of preparation”.