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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani: Close to facing hitters

Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Sunday during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Ohtani is throwing “roughly” two bullpen sessions per week at about “80 to 85 percent” intensity.

Since Ohtani is still completing the rehab process for his elbow following his October 2018 Tommy John surgery, he’s been permitted to receive treatment and conduct his throwing program at the Angels’ facility during the league-wide suspension of play. Eppler estimates that Ohtani is typically throwing around 35 pitches during the sessions and should increase the frequency of them before he’s deemed ready to face hitters in May. Organizing live batting practice sessions in which Ohtani can test himself against hitters could prove to be more of a challenge if the MLB season remains suspended deep into May.

But are the batters ready to face him?

 

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