[7/3/2018] Yoshio Itoi suffers fibula fracture

Yoshio Itoi was hit by a pitch near his right shin in the eighth inning of a game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium on June 30. He did not play on July 1 and was examined at a hospital in Osaka on July 2. The Hanshin Tigers announced on July 3 that Itoi was diagnosed with a right fibula fracture and was taken off the active roster.

The Tigers have not yet made an official decision regarding Itoi’s status for the All-Star series.

Source: Daily Sports 7/3/2018, Daily Sports 7/3/2018, Sponichi 7/3/2018, Nikkan Sports 7/3/2018, Sports Hochi 7/3/2018

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