The 20-year-old phenom struggled with his control en route to his first loss of the season.
The Hanshin Tigers pitcher excelled on the mound and at the plate in a recent big win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows.
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are hoping the veteran infielder can get back into the swing of things down on the farm.
"I've done all I can in terms of preparation," Tanaka said of the upcoming season.
Throughout his adult life, the golf course has been Daisuke Shindo’s home away from home. A professional caddie since making his debut with Yusaku...