Takeda, Kengo 武田 健吾 (たけだ・けんご)
Orix Buffaloes | #56 | OF
Born: 04/17/1994 (age 25)
Height: 183cm
Weight: 82kg
Bats: R
Throws: R
Blood Type: O
Hometown: Fukuoka
Draft: 2012, 4th Round
History: 自由ケ丘高
Roster Changes: added 04/23/2016, removed 04/27/2016, added 05/14/2016, removed 05/17/2016, added 06/17/2016, removed 06/20/2016, added 09/24/2016

[10/7/2017] Kengo Takeda fractures finger during bunt attempt

Kengo Takeda hurt his right hand when he took a pitch off his right hand while attempting a bunt. The incident took place in the second inning during a game against the Rakuten Eagles at Kyocera Dome on October 7. He was taken to a hospital in Osaka for tests (CT scan, x-rays) and diagnosed with a fracture in the distal phalanx of his middle finger. He will have to keep the finger immobile for four weeks.

Source: Sanspo 10/7/2017, Daily Sports 10/7/2017

[UPDATE 10/15 @ 10:55pm]

Takeda started taking batting practice on October 14 for the first time since his injury. He swung the bat at about fifty soft-tosses with just his left hand.

Source: Sponichi 10/15/2017