Tetsuto Yamada (left side) resumed practices today at Toda Stadium. He played some light catch at a distance of about twenty meters and took some soft-toss batting practice (hit around twenty baseballs). He made sure not to push too hard.
[UPDATE 8/17 @ 1:18pm]
Mitsuru Manaka told reporters on August 16 that he plans to bring Yamada back when he is fully ready to return, and not just as a bat off the bench.
Source: Daily Sports 8/17/2016