Freddy Ballestas tossed a simulated game during Ni-gun practice yesterday. A number of the higher-ups (including coaches) watched him pitch and apparently liked what they saw. Ballestas is now expected to join the Ichi-gun roster for practice during the All-Star break.
Said club general manager Yoshio Murayama, "He's young and he has potential. I'd like at least one more look at him."
At this point, the team appears to be leaning towards offering Ballestas a contract.