[6/7/2016] Shohei Tateyama pitches in Ni-gun rehab game

Shohei Tateyama (right elbow) could pitch during a three-game Ni-gun series against Yomiuri that begins today.

Tateyama had surgery on his elbow on April 20. He was originally expected to miss about three months (six weeks for a full recovery and an additional six weeks of training and conditioning), but has made good progress and could be ready to rejoin the active roster before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 6/7/2016

[UPDATE @ 10:15pm]

Tateyama started a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri earlier today. He gave up two runs on three hits over four innings of work.

Source: Daily Sports 6/7/2016

[UPDATE @ 11:12pm]

Tateyama walked two, struck out three, and topped out at 146km/h.

Source: Sanspo 6/7/2016

[UPDATE 6/8 @ 10:25am]

Tateyama threw fifty-four pitches.

Source: Sponichi 6/8/2016

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