Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), who has been sidelined for a long time after feeling pain in his side, is expected to return on the 12th (Korean time) against the Seattle Mariners.토토사이트
Ohtani did not play in the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) home game against the Cleveland Guardians held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 11th.
Ohtani, who complained of pain in his right side during batting practice ahead of the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th, has been absent for seven consecutive games since then.
Ohtani, who also doubles as a pitcher, has missed seven consecutive games since entering the major leagues in 2018, and it has been four years since September 2019, when he had surgery on his left knee.
Fortunately, Ohtani’s injury is not serious. Ohtani is also preparing for his return by going through batting training again.
If there are no major problems, Ohtani is scheduled to play in the away game against Seattle on the 12th.
Manager Phil Nevin said on the 11th, “It is most realistic for Ohtani to play in tomorrow’s game,” and expressed his expectations, saying, “I watched batting practice yesterday and his condition has improved a lot.”
Ohtani voluntarily retired after feeling discomfort in his right arm while pitching in the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds on August 24, and upon examination, it was confirmed that the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow was torn.
Since then, Ohtani has not been on the mound, but has appeared in games as a designated hitter.
Ohtani appeared in 135 games as a batter this season and performed well with a batting average of 0.304, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, 102 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.066.