[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

[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.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2017, Sports Hochi 7/20/2017

[UPDATE 8/19 @ 4:27pm]

Tanaka pitched in a batting practice scrimmage today. He faced twelve batters (combination of Kyle Jensen, Ryoya Kurihara, and Kaisei Sone), allowed one hit, struck out two, and walked one. This was the first time he face hitters since a San-gun game on June 23.

Assuming no setbacks, he could pitch in a San-gun inter-league game on either August 22 or 23.

Source: Sponichi 8/19/2017, Sports Hochi 8/19/2017

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