Shohei Tateyama left Tuesday's practice game against Lotte with discomfort in his right elbow. He left Miyazaki on the 26th and will be examined at a hospital in Tatebayashi, Gunma on the 27th as a precaution.
Tateyama was planning to change his workload from pitching on four days of rest to six days of rest and increasing his pitch counts from thirty to fifty to seventy. Those plans have been shelved for the time being.
Tony Barnette will return to the United States on the 27th because his wife is giving birth.
Source: Sponichi 2/26/2014