Tsuyoshi Nishioka (left Achilles tendon) joined Ni-gun general practices at Naruohama today. Masayuki Kakefu told reporters that based on his current condition, Nishioka might be able to play in his first rehab game at designated hitter later this month.
[UPDATE 5/18 @ 12:01am]
Nishioka did not participate in general practices on May 17. The Hanshin Tigers are still having him take things slow. He could be ready to play during a three-game series against Softbank that begins on May 30.
[UPDATE 5/24 @ 9:33pm]
Nishioka is expected to play in his first rehab game at Ni-gun on May 30.
Source: Sports Hochi 5/24/2017
[UPDATE 5/27 @ 3:43pm]
Nishioka participated in a batting practice scrimmage at Naruohama today. He went 3-for-5 against Daichi Takeyasu and Ryoma Matsuda.