[3/8/2019] Yoshio Itoi slowed by leg inflammation

Yoshio Itoi tweaked his legs when he slipped during fielding practice on March 5. Hanshin Head Coach Masaji Shimizu told reporters on March 7 that doctors found some inflammation in the veteran’s legs. Shimizu also said the injury was not serious and that doctors gave Itoi the green light to move around.

Itoi was originally slated to play in his first exhibition game on March 12, but might not see his first game until around March 16.

Source: Daily Sports 3/8/2019, Nikkan Sports 3/8/2019

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