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Kazuhisa Ishii to return to rotation on 18th?

by on Aug.17, 2010 @ 11:54 am, under NPB

It seems there's a chance Kazuhisa Ishii could return to the starting rotation for a start on the 18th against the Softbank Hawks.

Ishii tossed 46 pitches in the bullpen yesterday and Seibu Dome and told reporters that his left foot was feeling fine and that the only thing he had to test was whether or not his head was back in the game.

Said pitching coach Tetsuya Shiozaki, "Kazuhisa isn't quite at full power yet, but we decided to call him up since he can throw.  We're thinking about 5 innings."