The Giants would like to start Dicky Gonzalez, Tetsuya Utsumi, and Shun Tono during their three game series against the Hanshin Tigers at Tokyo Dome that begins on 8/3. That means Gonzalez will likely start the Giants' first game back after the All-Star break on the 27th (vs Chunichi at Nagano). Utsumi and Tono will likely follow with starts on the 29th (vs Chunichi at Tokyo Dome) and 30th (vs Hiroshima at Mazda Stadium), respectively.
In preparation for his start on Tuesday, Gonzalez worked out at Giants Stadium yesterday and was scheduled for a bullpen session today.
In other Giants related news... The club had five Ni-gun players, including Daisuke Fujimura and Taishi Ota, join in on Ichi-gun practice yesterday. Fujimura also spent an extra hour after general practice taking grounders at second base. The Giants like what they see in Fujimura as consider him a candidate to take over at second in the near future.