D.J. Houlton threw 39 pitches in the bullpen at Gannosu today and later told reporters that the ball felt good coming out of his hand and that he physically felt fine. Houlton was taken off the active roster on the 15th because he wasn't feeling well.
Toru Hosokawa (left knee) worked out with the Ichi-gun players at Gannosu yesterday. He could play in two Ni-gun games against Hanshin on 7/26 and 7/27, after which he could return to active roster on the 29th.
Ryan Mulhern worked out with the Ichi-gun players at Seibu 2 Stadium yesterday.
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Yoshihisa Naruse worked out at Lotte Urawa today (played catch and ran dashes).