[8/19/2016] Akitake Okada could be ready to return in early September

Akitake Okada (right shoulder) threw forty pitches in the bullpen on August 18. He threw mostly fastballs with some off-speed pitches mixed in and felt no discomfort. He will pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on August 20. Assuming no problems, he could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game some time next week. If things go smoothly after that, he might be ready to return to the active roster some time in early September.

Okada was taken off the active roster on August 8. After a three-day no throwing period, he started with a game of catch and added long distance throwing. He tossed his first bullpen on August 16.

Source: Daily Sports 19/2016

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