Tateoka, Soichiro 立岡 宗一郎 (たておか・そういちろう)
Yomiuri Giants | #58 | OF
Born: 05/17/1990 (age 29)
Height: 181cm
Weight: 81kg
Bats: L
Throws: R
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Kumamoto
Draft: 2008, 2nd Round
History: 鎮西高-ソフトバンク
Roster Changes: removed 05/26/2016, added 09/23/2016

[7/3/2016] Soichiro Tateoka and Leslie Anderson play in rehab games

Soichiro Tateoka (left side) and Leslie Anderson (right ankle) played in a rehab game against the Futures at Giants Stadium on July 3.

Tateoka got the start in center and batted first. He went 1-for-2 (infield hit in the first inning) and was replaced on defense in the third inning.

Anderson was the starting designated hitter and batted third. He went 2-for-3 with four RBI.

Source: Sanspo 7/3/2016


[6/2/2016] Soichiro Tateoka resumes playing catch

Soichiro Tateoka (left side) resumed playing catch earlier today at Giants Stadium. He managed to work his way out to  about twenty meters. He also took some light soft-toss batting practice.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/2/2016


[5/27/2016] Soichiro Tateoka taken off active roster with left side strain

Soichiro Tateoka left yesterday’s game against Hiroshima on defense in the fourth inning because he hurt his left side while swinging the bat. He was taken off the active roster today with a strain in his left side. There is currently no time table on his return.

Source: Sponichi 5/27/2016

[UPDATE 5/28 @ 12:02pm]

Tateoka started feeling discomfort in his left side after he flied out to left and stepped on first in his first at bat.

Source: Sponichi 5/28/2016