November 26 – Itohara was named captain for the 2019 season.
Source: Hanshin 11/26/2018
Source: Daily Sports 11/23/20180 Comments
Kento Itohara fouled off a pitch in the third inning of a game against the Yakult Swallows at Jingu Stadium that bounced off the ground and struck him in the face near his left eye. He was pulled from the game and taken to a hospital for tests.0 Comments
Kento Itohara hurt his right knee while playing defense in the eighth inning of tonight’s game against the Hiroshima Carp at Koshien Stadium. Itohara was attempting to catch a pop fly hit by Xavier Batista when he lost his balance and fell (he also dropped the ball).
Itohara could not stand up and had to be taken off the field on a stretcher.
[UPDATE 7/20 @ 10:24pm]
The Hanshin Tigers announced today that Itohara was diagnosed with medial collateral ligament injury in his right knee. They did not release information about how much time he might miss. He was taken off the active roster today.
[UPDATE 9/3 @ 1:19pm]
Itohara did some jogging and played catch at a distance of about twenty meters on September 2. He also took some indoor batting practice.
Source: Sanspo 9/3/2017
[UPDATE 9/20 @ 4:43pm]
Itohara took soft-toss batting practice outdoors for the first time since his injury. His workouts also included fielding grounders at short and base-running exercises.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/20/2017
[UPDATE 9/26 @ 1:50am]
Itohara could play in his first Ni-gun rehab game some time this week. He will be evaluated during Ni-gun practices on September 26.
Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/20170 Comments