Tomomi Takahashi could rejoin the Ichi-gun team in time for either the Nippon Ham series that begins on September 30 or the Rakuten series that begins on October 2. Takahashi had Tommy John surgery in July 2016. He resumed bullpen session this year in April and pitched in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on June 3. It was his first game in April 19, 2016.
Takahashi pitched in a batting practice scrimmage on September 23 and tossed an inning during a Ni-gun game against Lotte the following day on September 24. He has pitched in eleven Ni-gun games this year and posted a 2.79 ERA and 2.17 WHIP over 9.2 innings of work.
Source: Daily Sports 9/27/2017