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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) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TVerik. Old Java Rodney. Posted: June 30, 2018 at 08:27 PM (#5702859)
How fearful! If you are the pitcher they bring to Anaheim and accidentally kill Ohtani, they'd never forgive you.
   2. jeffy Posted: June 30, 2018 at 11:12 PM (#5702928)
Or worse - hit Ohtani in the arm!
   3. bfan Posted: July 01, 2018 at 08:54 AM (#5702980)
Why no MiLB assignment to face some live pitching? Salt Lake City is a very nice place to spend a few days.
   4. My name is RMc and I feel extremely affected Posted: July 03, 2018 at 06:39 PM (#5705037)
Batting sixth against the M's tonight.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: July 03, 2018 at 06:59 PM (#5705042)
Some potential for myth making tonight.
   6. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 04, 2018 at 11:15 AM (#5705286)
Salt Lake City is a very nice place to spend a few days.

. . . is it?
   7. bfan Posted: July 05, 2018 at 01:38 PM (#5705573)

. . . is it?

Absolutely. Clean streets; fresh mountain air; the architecture is fantastic.
   8. Swoboda is freedom Posted: July 05, 2018 at 04:26 PM (#5705667)
Absolutely. Clean streets; fresh mountain air; the architecture is fantastic.

Lots if ice cream stores. Good hiking nearby. Go to Park City if you want a drink.
   9. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: July 05, 2018 at 05:07 PM (#5705675)
SLC is a great place to visit. Just do your best to avoid the mormons.
   10. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: July 05, 2018 at 10:44 PM (#5705780)
Just do your best to avoid the mormons

I originally read this a morons...

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