Toshiki Sakurai (right elbow) started a San-gun game against Softbank on July 23. He tossed three shutout innings, gave up one hit, walked none, and struck out two. He is expected to pitch at least five innings during his next start on July 30 against Yokohama at Giants Stadium. Sakurai could make it back to the active roster some time in August.
Source: Sanspo 7/24/2016