[5/2/2017] Seigi Tanaka does some throwing for the first time since mid-March

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.

Source: Sponichi 5/2/2017, Nikkan Sports 5/2/2017

[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

[UPDATE 6/22/2017]

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.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2017, Sponichi 6/23/2017, Sports Hochi 6/23/2017

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