Hirotoshi Ishii (YAK) had surgery on his left shoulder during the 2006 off-season and hasn't pitched an inning at Ichi-gun for the Swallows since. And yet it seems as though the Swallows haven't given up on Ishii just yet since it appears as though they may be extending his contract for the 2011 season.
Ishii was supposed to make the Ichi-gun roster out of camp this year, but suffered a cut on his right big toe. After that, Ishii struggled with a number of other injuries and has thus far appeared in only 5 Ni-gun games.
The Swallows will continue to observe Ishii over the remainder of the season before making their final decision.