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Shohei Ohtani Newsbeat

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Angels’ Simmons sprains ankle; X-rays negative on Ohtani’s hand

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons left Los Angeles’ Monday night game against the Minnesota Twins in Anaheim, Calif., due to a left ankle injury in the eighth inning.

Los Angeles manager Brad Ausmus said that X-rays were negative, but Simmons was diagnosed with a sprained ankle. An MRI exam is scheduled for Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury.

Simmons was trying to beat out a grounder into the hole between first and second when he landed awkwardly while stretching for the first base bag and then tumbled to the ground. He had to be helped off the field and couldn’t put any pressure on the ankle.

Do you suppose Mike Trout has any regrets?

 

QLE Posted: May 21, 2019 at 04:32 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: andrelton simmons, angels, injuries, shohei ohtani, the ship be sinking

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ohtani hits 1st HR of season for Angels in 5-4 win vs. Twins

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One week into Shohei Ohtani’s return to the Los Angeles Angels, the lineup is looking sharp.

Minnesota ace Jose Berrios bore the brunt of their batting success on Monday night.

Ohtani hit his first home run of the season, a towering two-run shot in the third inning against Berrios, and Tommy La Stella hit the go-ahead homer in the sixth to give the Angels a 5-4 victory over the Twins.

“I’ve been hitting the ball in the air recently,” Ohtani said through an interpreter. “I think it showed today that I’m improving.”

For those of you curious as for how Ohtani is doing, now that he’s playing again….

 

QLE Posted: May 14, 2019 at 03:25 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Ohtani goes 0 for 4 in season debut, Angels beat Tigers 5-2

DETROIT (AP) — Shohei Ohtani looked so eager to make an impact in his highly anticipated season debut that he swung so hard his helmet flew off his head more than once.

He finished 0 for 4 with an RBI groundout and walked once as the Los Angeles Angels beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2 Tuesday night.

“I was happy to get this out of the way,” Ohtani said through a translator.

The Angels activated the AL Rookie of the Year from the injured list and it appeared simulated games didn’t quite prepare him for the moment. Ohtani took a called third strike in his first at-bat, grounded out to help Los Angeles take a 3-0 lead in the third, struck out on a breaking pitch, lined out to third and drew a base on balls.

Not the return Angels fans want, is it?

 

QLE Posted: May 08, 2019 at 03:56 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

LEADING OFF: Ohtani nears Angels return, biding Bumgarner

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday:

OHTANI ON DECK

AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani will join the Angels in Detroit this week and could be set to make his season debut. The two-way star has been recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn’t expected to pitch this year. But his swing is fine and Los Angeles intends to use Ohtani as its designated hitter.

The Angels say Ohtani will wear an arm guard when he bats and runs the bases. The 24-year-old hit .285 with 22 home runs last season.

Briefly wondered where Bumgarner ranked relative to clubs, diamonds, hearts, and spades- then I realized it said “biding”, not “bidding”....

 


Thursday, May 02, 2019

Shohei Ohtani says he’s ready to play when Angels allow it

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is disappointed he won’t return to the Los Angeles Angels’ lineup this week.

The AL Rookie of the Year said Wednesday he’s ready to play whenever the team allows it.

Ohtani had Tommy John surgery Oct. 1, and he is currently taking the final rehab steps for his return. Although he won’t travel with the Angels for their series in Monterrey, Mexico, this weekend, he could be ready to play when the Angels visit Detroit on Tuesday.

In other words, he’ll play- when they want him to….

 

QLE Posted: May 02, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, shohei ohtani

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Angels’ Ohtani thankful for shout-out from Ichiro

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — During his news conference in Tokyo after playing his final game, Ichiro Suzuki mentioned young Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani, saying the two-way player could be one of the best in the world.

Ohtani was flattered to hear that from his idol.

“Obviously, it’s one of the most honoring things coming from Ichiro and I’m really thankful he went out of his way to mention my name at his retirement press conference,” Ohtani said Friday through an interpreter.

Ohtani did send a text message to Ichiro to congratulate him on his stellar career and got a reply.

Does this mean that Ohtani will now be the one capable of all sorts of things if he wants to?

QLE Posted: March 23, 2019 at 10:04 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: changing of the guard, ichiro suzuki, shohei ohtani

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Angels’ Shonei Ohtani has no regrets hitting through year, delaying surgery

TEMPE, Ariz.—Shohei Ohtani tossed his water bottle toward a clubhouse garbage can and missed, instead landing it in a laundry bin. He laughed out loud, smiled big as he so often does, then retrieved the trash and put it in the proper place.

That’s about as close to throwing as the Japanese two-way star is right now.

Ohtani wouldn’t change how he handled his elbow injury late last year, continuing to hit for the Angels until season’s end even if it meant delaying reconstructive surgery and his ability to pitch again until 2020.

Can’t say that I blame him at all, though I suspect that may be contested logic around these parts.

QLE Posted: February 14, 2019 at 05:15 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: shohei ohtani, two-way players

Friday, February 01, 2019

Shohei Ohtani won’t be ready for Angels’ opening day

NEW YORK - AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani has been medically cleared to resume full-strength training on his right arm following Tommy John surgery, although he will not be ready to hit for the Los Angeles Angels by opening day.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler provided a positive update Thursday on the recovery of his two-way star, who had surgery Oct. 1.

The Angels expect Ohtani to be their designated hitter at some point in 2019, but he will not be active when the Angels open the regular season in late March, Eppler says. Ohtani is not expected to pitch again until 2020.

The Angels need to find new ways to waste the prime of Mike Trout, after all….

QLE Posted: February 01, 2019 at 04:11 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, opening day, shohei ohtani

 

 

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