[6/28/2016] Daisuke Matsuzaka has a good throwing session

Daisuke Matsuzaka played catch outdoors during practices at the Chikugo facilities earlier today. It was the first time he played catch outdoors since he felt discomfort in the fingertips on his right hand. He was able to throw the ball at a maximum distance of about eighty meters. He told reporters he may have been able to throw a further distance if conditions were better (there was some rain).

Matsuzaka also tossed a bullpen session. He threw twenty-four pitches to a standing catcher. Assuming no setbacks, he could be ready to pitch in rehab gamesĀ as early as July, although August might be more realistic.

Source: Tokyo Sports 6/28/2016, Daily Sports 6/28/2016

Leave a Reply

NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 90 57 31 2
Yokohama 89 46 40 3
Hanshin 86 46 40 0
Yomiuri 89 41 47 1
Chunichi 91 39 49 3
Yakult 89 30 57 2
G W L T
Rakuten 81 55 25 1
Softbank 89 58 31 0
Seibu 86 47 37 2
Orix 86 38 47 1
Nippon Ham 89 32 57 0
Lotte 87 29 57 1
Don't forget to check these out!