Takeru Imamura joined the Ichi-gun team for practice on Monday. Seems the team was checking to see if he might be ready to start a game at the Ichi-gun level.
The Carp plan on starting Jumpei Shinoda tonight against the Yakult Swallows. Eric Stults will be starting either tomorrow or on Thursday. Whichever game Stults doesn't start will likely go to Yuki Saito (at least based on previous weeks), but it seems Hiroshima is also leaving open the possibility of turning to Imamura for that start.