Soichiro Tateoka left yesterday’s game against Hiroshima on defense in the fourth inning because he hurt his left side while swinging the bat. He was taken off the active roster today with a strain in his left side. There is currently no time table on his return.
Source: Sponichi 5/27/2016
[UPDATE 5/28 @ 12:02pm]
Tateoka started feeling discomfort in his left side after he flied out to left and stepped on first in his first at bat.
Source: Sponichi 5/28/2016