[6/21/2016] Shuhei Takahashi could be ready to begin playing in rehab games soon

Shuhei Takahashi (right hand) could play in a rehab game on June 24 against Hanshin at Koshien Staidum. He has already resumed taking batting practice against pitching machines. Assuming no major setbacks, he could be ready to return to the active roster in early July.

Source: Sponichi 6/21/2016

[UPDATE 8:59pm]

Takahashi joined Ni-gun practice at Nagoya Stadium today. He faced Yu Sato during batting practice and recorded two plate appearances: walk, ground out to short. He is expected to continue his training in Nagoya when the Ni-gun team begins a road trip on June 24.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/21/2016, Sports Hochi 6/21/2016, Sanspo 6/21/2016

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