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Shohei Ohtani Newsbeat

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Baseball - Angels’ Ohtani to undergo elbow surgery in October

Not a surprise, I admit, but still not news that is particularly pleasant to hear.

(Reuters) - Los Angeles Angels rookie pitcher Shohei Ohtani will have Tommy John surgery to repair his injured pitching elbow next week, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Japanese two-way player was placed on the disabled list in June with a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow.

He has pitched just once since then, an outing in Houston in September where he lasted just 2 1/3 innings in a 4-2 loss to the Astros.

QLE Posted: September 26, 2018 at 01:09 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: shohei ohtani, tommy john surgery

Friday, September 21, 2018

Shohei Ohtani may prove to be baseball’s future, and what a future it could be

ANAHEIM, Calif. – While everyone else was rethinking the game, he was rethinking the player.

Shohei Ohtani’s season will end on an operating table. His team, the Los Angeles Angels, are, again, in October’s waiting room. They have over the past decade had enough bad coffee to have sated Manifest Destiny’s every wagon train, paced from here to there and back.

So, it all concludes in its usual mess: a few key players being swabbed in Betadine, Mike Trout brilliant and unrewarded, the starting rotation so thin you could see through it, ownership again seeking solutions. And this year, it would appear, there’ll be a change at manager, accounting for the last cockeyed deck chair.

So, whose ghost is happier at the rise of this kind of player- Wes Ferrell, or Chuck Bednarik?

QLE Posted: September 21, 2018 at 08:05 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, future, shohei ohtani, two-way players

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Tommy John Surgery recommended for Shohei Ohtani

Everything is the worst.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: September 05, 2018 at 06:12 PM | 56 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, everything is the worst, shohei ohtani

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Angels 2-way star Shohei Ohtani scheduled to return to mound Sunday vs. Astros

Let the games begin again!

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters Thursday that two-way star Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to pitch on Sunday against the Houston Astros.

It will be his first start since June 6 after it was revealed that he had suffered a UCL sprain.

Through nine starts of his debut MLB season, the 23-year-old has posted a 3.10 ERA and 1.135 WHIP while striking out 61 and walking 20 through 49.1 innings.

QLE Posted: August 01, 2018 at 07:49 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, plasma, shohei ohtani, stem cell, two-way players, ucl

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Angels encouraged by Shohei Ohtani’s first days of batting practice

“They were very happy with how he swung the bat,” Scioscia said, referring to the trainers and staff who watched Ohtani hit. Scioscia said Ohtani had five or six rounds of batting practice against a coach on each day.

Scioscia said Ohtani could be ready to face an actual pitcher in a simulated game-type setting this weekend. The Angels could bring a minor league pitcher to Anaheim to face Ohtani, although they’d want to be careful that it wasn’t someone so raw as to risk hitting him with a pitch.

The Angels have been careful not to specify any timeline for Ohtani’s workouts, so it’s unclear when he would be able to return to the lineup. However, if he faces live pitching this weekend, it’s logical to assume Ohtani would be close.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: July 01, 2018 at 05:52 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Ohtani ‘likely to return’ as hitter in ‘18

Baseball fans clamoring for the return of two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani may get their wish in the coming weeks, at least in a limited capacity.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler made an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Wednesday and told MLB.com’s Jim Duquette that Ohtani is “likely to return as a hitter no matter what” happens with the plasma-rich platelet (PRP) injection he received earlier this month for his ailing right elbow. Eppler added that the Angels took the PRP approach with the hope of having Ohtani pitch again this season, and that he would already have been cleared to play as a designated hitter if Los Angeles wasn’t also aiming to get him back on the mound in 2018.

John DiFool2 Posted: June 27, 2018 at 04:56 PM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani

Monday, June 11, 2018

Angels GM disputes Ohtani surgery report | MLB.com

Not so fast.

MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal on Monday spoke to Angels general manager Billy Eppler, who said, “There have been no changes in [Shohei] Ohtani’s diagnosis and neither our physicians nor medical staff have recommended [Tommy John surgery] or said it’s likely.”

On Sunday night, ESPN’s Pedro Gomez reported on SportsCenter that Ohtani will “probably” need elbow surgery, which would force Ohtani to miss the rest of the season and likely keep him off the mound for all of 2019, though it’s possible he could return to serve as a designated hitter sooner than that, as the timetable for hitters returning from the procedure is shorter than it is for pitchers.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 11, 2018 at 06:29 PM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani

Report: Shohei Ohtani likely to have Tommy John surgery, will be out until 2020

The Angels were going to reevaluate him in three weeks. At this point, waiting the three weeks before surgery would likely not harm his timetable should surgery then be decided, so it’s possible that the Angels will still wait and see.

If Ohtani does go under the knife, however, it would be sad, sad ending to his breakout rookie season. Ohtani has wowed baseball by being its first effective two-way player in nearly a century, going 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 61/20 in 49.1 innings as a starter and hitting .289/.372/.535 with six homers and 20 RBI in 129 plate appearance as a part-time designated hitter.

I can’t f****** even.


Friday, June 08, 2018

Shohei Ohtani to the DL for NOT blister issues

Obviously, I’ve gone into mourning.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: June 08, 2018 at 03:17 PM | 44 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani, ucl

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Shohei Ohtani experiment isn’t just working—it’s been perfect

Hardly anything has ever worked as well as the Ohtani experiment has so far. Pitching in the Los Angeles Angels’ six-man starting rotation, Ohtani has made seven starts and the Angels are 6-1 in those games; playing three or four days a week as the club’s DH, he has batted 90 times and outhit everybody on the team except Mike Trout. Short stretches of baseball are inherently inconclusive, but we can now say Ohtani is certainly one of the 50 best pitchers in the world, probably one of the 30 best, plausibly one of the 10 best, and there’s an outside chance, a glimmer of hope, a faint possibility he’s actually the best pitcher in the world and we’re just waiting to find that out. And we can almost say the same about him as a hitter.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 23, 2018 at 02:51 AM | 57 comment(s)
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Monday, May 14, 2018

A walk-off win at Angel Stadium, another Sunday with Shohei Ohtani

Scioscia has refrained from using Ohtani the days directly before and after his starts and the player said his has physically responded well to the schedule.
...
His condition has made the Angels wonder if it’s possible for them to get more out of him, with Scioscia already saying he will likely pitch once every six days at some point this season.

“In the big picture of where I think we will need to be with our rotation, it’s going to be very helpful if he can come back and pitch on that sixth day,” Scioscia said.

Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: May 14, 2018 at 03:15 AM | 42 comment(s)
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