‘Torn elbow ligament’ forces Ohtani to hit designated hitter…will make two starts vs. Mets

Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), who has been sidelined for the remainder of the season with an elbow injury, will continue to bat.

카지노사이트Ohtani was named to the starting lineup as the No. 2 designated hitter for today’s game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York City.

Ohtani started and batted second in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at Angel Stadium on 24 April.

After hitting his 44th home run of the season in the first inning, Ohtani was removed from the game in the second inning after feeling discomfort in his right arm. He was later diagnosed with a right ulnar collateral ligament injury.

“Ohtani will no longer pitch for the remainder of the season,” Angels general manager Perry Minasian announced. There is no word yet on whether he will undergo elbow surgery.

While the current condition of his right elbow limits his ability to pitch, the left-handed hitter does not appear to have any problems hitting.

[Photo] Shohei Ohtani ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

Ohtani homered in the first game of the doubleheader on the 24th, the day he was injured, and despite being examined between games of the doubleheader, he played the second game of the doubleheader as a designated hitter and went 1-for-5 with a double.

Ohtani had already undergone ligament splicing surgery on his right elbow in October 2018. It is unclear if he will receive a second Tommy John surgery.

MLB.com reported on the 26th that “while the situation is unique, there is a roadmap the Angels can use. Ohtani was sidelined with an elbow injury during the 2018 season, then delayed surgery and performed well as a hitter.”

In 2018, Ohtani played 24 games in September with a bad elbow, hitting .301 with seven home runs and a 1.003 OPS. He underwent elbow surgery in October, ending his season.

[Photo] Shohei Ohtani ⓒGettyimages (All rights reserved)

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