Daichi Takeyasu might not make the opening day Ichi-gun roster due to discomfort in his right shoulder. His condition does not appear to be serious, but the Orix Buffaloes do not want to rush Takeyasu and will most likely have him make his way back up to Ichi-gun after working out at Ni-gun.
Source: Nikkan Sports 3/8/20190 Comments
The Orix Buffaloes and Hanshin Tigers announced that the Buffaloes selected twenty-four-year-old Daichi Takeyasu as part of their free agent compensation package for Yuki Nishi. The Tigers released the following comment from Takeyasu.
I’m surprised by this sudden development. The Tigers selected me in the draft even though I was hurt, so it pains me to leave like this, but I will refocus my efforts as a member of Orix and will do my best to become a pitcher that can make Orix fans happy.
[UPDATE 12/27 @ 10:29pm]
The Buffaloes announced that Takeyasu was assigned the uniform number 21.
Source: Orix 12/26/20180 Comments
Daichi Takeyasu missed Ni-gun camp practices on February 19 because he was not feeling well. He started feeling under the weather after practices on February 18. He was taken to a hospital and given treatment (he has a fever, but influenza was ruled out). His condition is not considered serious. He should be able to return to practices on February 21.
Source: Sanspo 2/20/20170 Comments