Seigi Tanaka was shut down with right shoulder discomfort (inflammation) in mid-March. He started throwing again today — he threw thirty baseballs into a net about ten meters away from him.
[UPDATE 6/19 @ 1:34pm]
Tanaka tossed batting practice on June 18. It was the first time he faced hitters since an intra-squad game on February 23. He threw forty pitches, including breaking pitches, to three Ikusei players. He allowed two could-be hits and threw eighteen pitches for balls. He is slated to pitch an inning during a San-gun rehab game against Saibu Gas on June 23.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/19/2017
Tanaka threw thirty-two pitches off the mound at Tama Home Stadium Chikugo today. He topped out at 148km/h. He is still scheduled to pitch in a San-gun exhibition game against Saibu Gas on June 23.
Source: Nikkan Sports 6/22/2017
[UPDATE 6/23 @ 5:40pm]
Tanaka pitched in a San-gun exhibition game against Saibu Gas today. He entered the game in the fifth inning and did not allow a run over an inning of work. He faced three hitters (F9, Ks, F7), threw thirteen pitches (just one breaking pitch), and topped out at 144km/h.
[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:16pm]
Tanaka played catch at the Chikugo facilities on July 19. He started tossing bullpen sessions today. He threw about twenty pitches to a standing catcher.