Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 20, 2016

Tateyama sidelined after elbow surgery

Tokyo Yakult Swallows right-hander Shohei Tateyama is likely to miss the first half of the season after undergoing right elbow surgery on Wednesday, the Central League club said. Tateyama, who returned from his third Tommy John surgery last June, is out for six weeks after ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Apr 11, 2014

Swallows' Tateyama done for season after elbow surgery

Tokyo Yakult Swallows right-hander Shohei Tateyama has undergone season-ending ligament reconstruction surgery on his right elbow, Swallows manager Junji Ogawa said Friday. For Tateyama, 33, the situation with his elbow appears to be getting progressively worse as it was his third time having the procedure ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Mar 10, 2014

Swallows' Tateyama in no shape to start season

Tokyo Yakult Swallows pitcher Shohei Tateyama will not be ready in time for the start of the 2014 regular season as he struggles to recover from reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, manager Junji Ogawa revealed Monday. Tateyama, who turns 33 on March 17, was ...