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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani completes Tommy John rehab, eyes 2-way role in ‘20

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has completed his throwing program, the final step in his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, and was cleared to return to his native Japan, where he will rest and recover for his anticipated return to a two-way role in 2020.

Ohtani spent the 2019 season as a designated hitter, rehabilitating from surgery to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his right (throwing) elbow in October 2018. He had been throwing off a mound for more than two months before having to undergo season-ending surgery to address a rare knee condition around the middle of September, which prompted him to shut down his throwing progression for a couple of months.

The Angels did not disclose how often Ohtani threw off the mound when he restarted his throwing program. They are still working to define a blueprint for building him back up as a starter for the 2020 season.

Well, here’s hoping we have more of that two-way fun this upcoming season.

 

QLE Posted: December 21, 2019 at 12:32 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: shohei ohtani, two-way players

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Angels to formulate plan for Ohtani’s throwing program soon

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Once Shohei Ohtani completes the final phase of his recovery from Tommy John surgery later this month, the Los Angeles Angels will confer with surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache and the team’s medical staff to determine how to proceed with the Japanese two-way star’s throwing program.

Ohtani threw another bullpen session Wednesday and has worked up to about 50 pitches, general manager Billy Eppler said. The team may decide to keep pushing him from the mound or flat ground, but he may also take time off before ramping up again for spring training.

“The first step is going to be get through what he needs to get through and then talk to Dr. ElAttrache and talk to our medical personnel and come up with a plan,” Eppler said. “He’s throwing now at this time of year at more intensity than other pitchers are and other starters.

“So my question that I’m going to ask is going to be: ’What’s best for Shohei? Is it to just continue throwing, is it to continue throwing on a mound, continue throwing flat ground? Stop, rest, start back up? So I’m going to explore that, but I’m going to wait until we get through this and then I’ll know a little bit more about how to utilize him.”

Best wishes- it would be something for him to stick as a two-way player.

 

QLE Posted: December 12, 2019 at 01:06 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: shohei ohtani

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Shohei Ohtani To Undergo Season-Ending Knee Surgery

Angels DH Shohei Ohtani will undergo surgery on his left knee tomorrow, as per a statement from team GM Billy Eppler (Twitter link).  The procedure will focus on Ohtani’s bipartite patella, and it will keep Ohtani on the mend for roughly eight to twelve weeks.


Monday, August 19, 2019

LEADING OFF: Kluber checked, Ohtani streak, Brewers-Cards

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

CHECK HIM

The Indians will see how ace Corey Kluber is feeling, a day after he was pulled from a Triple-A rehab start because of abdominal tightness.

The two-time AL Cy Young Award winner pitched one scoreless inning for Columbus before exiting as a precaution. The 33-year-old right-hander will be examined in Cleveland.

Archie Bell and the Drells have a lot to answer for….

QLE Posted: August 19, 2019 at 07:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: brewers, corey kluber, lorenzo cain, shohei ohtani, trevor bauer, wade miley

 

 

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