The media learned on November 8 that Shohei Tateyama had surgery on his right shoulder and elbow at a hospital in Gunma in early-October. He is already working out with the rehab group at the Toda facilities in Saitama and has resumed light throwing. There is no timetable on his full recovery. Tateyama will be in the final year of a three-year deal next season.
[UPDATE 11/27 @ 2:35pm]
Tateyama started playing catch earlier this month. He is now throwing at a distance of about forty meters. He could require three to four months for a full recovery.
Source: Sponichi 11/27/20170 Comments
Shohei Tateyama (right elbow) is slated to return to the active roster in time for a start on July 6 against Yokohama at Yokohama Stadium.
Shohei Tateyama (right elbow) could pitch during a three-game Ni-gun series against Yomiuri that begins today.
Tateyama had surgery on his elbow on April 20. He was originally expected to miss about three months (six weeks for a full recovery and an additional six weeks of training and conditioning), but has made good progress and could be ready to rejoin the active roster before the end of the month.
Source: Sponichi 6/7/2016
[UPDATE @ 10:15pm]
Tateyama started a Ni-gun rehab game against Yomiuri earlier today. He gave up two runs on three hits over four innings of work.
Source: Daily Sports 6/7/2016
[UPDATE @ 11:12pm]
Tateyama walked two, struck out three, and topped out at 146km/h.
Source: Sanspo 6/7/2016
[UPDATE 6/8 @ 10:25am]
Tateyama threw fifty-four pitches.
Source: Sponichi 6/8/20160 Comments
The Yakult Swallows announced today that Shohei Tateyama had surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow. He will most likely require about six weeks for a full recovery.
Source: Yakult announcement
[UPDATE 4/21 @ 7:34pm]
It might take Tateyama about three months before he is ready to rejoin the active roster (six weeks for a full recovery plus six weeks of rehab). He has now had five operations on his right elbow.
Source: Sanspo 4/21/20160 Comments
Shohei Tateyama gave up six runs (all earned) on eleven hits and a walk over five innings of work against the Yomiuri Giants at Jingu Stadium on April 14. The Swallows will send Tateyama down to Ni-gun for a tune-up.
Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/20160 Comments