(Photo : Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – Shohei Ohtani (#17) of the Los Angeles Angels hits a two-run house run in opposition to the Cincinnati Reds within the first inning throughout sport one in all a doubleheader at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 23, 2023, in Anaheim, California.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher and designated hitter Shohei Ohtani just lately suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his proper elbow, his pitching arm.
MRI outcomes confirmed injury after Ohtani exited the primary sport of a doubleheader in opposition to the Cincinnati Reds final Wednesday, August 23, attributable to arm fatigue.
Angels common supervisor Perry Minasian declared that the Japanese sensation won’t pitch for the workforce for the remainder of the season.
However, he may nonetheless do designated hitter duties for the workforce as he decides the subsequent plan of action concerning his UCL tear, in accordance with ESPN baseball insider Alden Gonzales.
“He’s going to play. So, as far as a second opinion goes, they’re still working on that,” Minasian mentioned.
Ohtani plans to hunt a second physician’s opinion earlier than deciding whether or not to get a second Tommy John surgical procedure.
Shohei Ohtani is within the Angel’s lineup as a delegated hitter
The 29-year-old is in Angels supervisor Phil Nevin’s lineup as designated hitter for Friday’s sport in opposition to the New York Mets on the Citi Field in Queens.
Ohtani is slashing .304/.405/.664 with a league-leading 44 house runs in 126 video games and 556 plate appearances as a hitter within the 2023 MLB season.
The Angels have a 61-67 win-loss report, second-to-the-last within the American League West standings, and mainly out of playoff competition.
The workforce can be 10.5 video games behind the ultimate wild-card spot within the American League.
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