Eri Yoshida tossed situation BP during practice yesterday with the Samurai All Japan. It seems she may have already secured a spot in the starting rotation.
Said GM Shuji Yamauchi, "We see her as a starter. We're also interested in seeing how far she can go in the fairly high level of Summer League."
Regarding playing for the Samurai, Yoshida, "What I need more of is experience. I want to throw more innings and face more batters while pitching in front of scouts and hopefully that will lead to another offer with another chance [to play in the US]."