[4/14/2017] Shota Takeda taken off active roster

Shota Takeda was taken off the active roster on April 14 with discomfort in his right shoulder. He was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka and diagnosed with inflammation. His arm will be shut down for the time being.

Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2017, Sponichi 4/14/2017, Sponichi 4/14/2017, Daily Sports 4/14/2017

[UPDATE 4/15 @ 10:54pm]

Takeda could be out for over a month. His right arm will be shut down for a week to ten days. After that, he will resume playing catch, then move on to pitching practices, then finally Ni-gun rehab games.

Source: Sponichi 4/15/2017, Daily Sports 4/15/2017

[UPDATE 5/11 @ 6:03pm]

Takeda started playing light catch (about twenty meters) at the Chikugo facilities today. Assuming no setbacks, he could toss a bullpen session some time later week and pitch in his first rehab game before the end of the month. He hopes to make it back to the active roster during Inter-league play.

Source: Sports Hochi 5/11/2017

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