Akitake Okada (right shoulder) threw forty pitches in the bullpen on August 18. He threw mostly fastballs with some off-speed pitches mixed in and felt no discomfort. He will pitch in a batting practice scrimmage on August 20. Assuming no problems, he could pitch in a Ni-gun rehab game some time next week. If things go smoothly after that, he might be ready to return to the active roster some time in early September.
Okada was taken off the active roster on August 8. After a three-day no throwing period, he started with a game of catch and added long distance throwing. He tossed his first bullpen on August 16.
Source: Daily Sports 19/20160 Comments
Akitake Okada was taken off the active roster on August 8 with discomfort in his right shoulder and was examined at a hospital in Hiroshima. He may have transient brachial plexus neuritis. He will begin rehab on August 9. The Hiroshima Carp will set his throwing schedule as they monitor his progress.0 Comments
The Hiroshima Carp are planning to take Akitake Okada off the active roster because of discomfort in his right shoulder.
Okada started a game against the Yomiuri Giants at Mazda Stadium on August 7. He retired the side in order in the first and did not allow a run in the second, despite giving up two hits. He ran into some problems in the third inning (loss of velocity, lack of control) and walked two consecutive batters before he gave up a three-run home run to Shinnosuke Abe. His day was over after the third inning.
Okada told reporters after his outing that he tweaked his shoulder while pitching in the third inning.0 Comments