who is known as the “two sword”, will not be able to pitch as a pitcher for the rest of the season.스포츠토토
The Associated Press quoted Angels general manager Perry Minassian on the 24th (Korean time) and said, “Ohtani will not be on the mound for the rest of the season due to elbow ligament damage.” In fact, ‘Pitcher’ Ohtani has been closed.
After finishing the 2018 season, his first year in the United States, Ohtani underwent right elbow ligament surgery. It is known that it is expected that he will be on the operating table again due to this injury, but whether or not to undergo surgery has not yet been decided.
Ohtani, who started in the first game of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) Cincinnati and doubleheader held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA that day, was thrown out early due to elbow fatigue. He came off the mound after 1⅓ innings (no runs).
This is the second early grater already this month. Ohtani only played 4 innings against Seattle on the 4th due to finger cramps. Fatigue seems to have accumulated due to running non-stop since the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March.
His restraint has also decreased, raising concerns. MLB.com said, “Ohtani’s season average fastball speed is 96.9 miles (about 156 km) per hour, but on this day it fell to 93.1 miles (about 150 km).” .
However, Ohtani, the ‘batter’, was alive and well.
Ohtani, who entered the MLB in 2018, will acquire FA (free agent) status after this season. He is expected to sign an astronomical amount of money as he is performing perfectly in pitching. But if he gets on the operating table, he’s likely to affect his free agent contract.