‘Pitcher Ohtani is out for the season’…tears ligament in right elbow, surgery undetermined
Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani, who wrote a new history of Major League Baseball (MLB) with the nickname ‘Lee Do-ryu’, decided not to 카지노 climb the mound for the rest of the season.
The Angels team officially announced on the 24th (Korean time), “Ohtani has been diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow. He will not pitch for the rest of the season.” Ohtani as a ‘pitcher’ is the end of the season. However, the club explained that it was not known whether the surgery would be performed.
Previously, Ohtani started in the first leg of the double header against the Cincinnati Reds of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, and went down the mound after pitching 1⅓ innings feeling unwell. Ohtani was obviously different from usual, such as a drop in fastball velocity.
At the time, the Angels said that the reason for Ohtani’s replacement was ‘arm fatigue’. Even after the match against the San Francisco Giants on the 10th, which was the previous appearance, the fans watching Ohtani were more worried as he did not appear for two weeks for the same reason. Eventually, the fear became a reality.
Ohtani was having a busier season than ever. At the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March of last year, he led the Japanese national team to victory and received the MVP award, and soon after the tournament was over, he had to join his team and prepare for the new season.
It was an inevitable schedule that consumed physical strength, but Ohtani continued cruising in the league. He earned 4 wins in April alone, and he showed his true worth by hitting 7 home runs. Thanks to this, against San Francisco on the 10th, he became the first player in major league history to record 10 wins and 10 home runs in two consecutive seasons and 10 wins and 40 home runs in a single season.
Ordeal came to Ohtani as well. During May, his pace slowed down with a batting average of 0.243, 8 home runs and 20 RBIs, and last month he was unable to show off his skills on the mound due to a nail injury and finger blisters. On the 4th, during the match against the Seattle Mariners, Ohtani, who complained of finger cramps and was replaced after only throwing 4 innings, was in a state where the ‘yellow light’ was turned on for Ohtani’s health.
Ohtani has experience of being on the operating table in the past. In 2018, his first year in the big leagues, he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his elbow, and after that season he underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery). The following year, he played the game as a designated hitter, but it took a long time before he returned to ‘pitcher’ Ohtani. Excluding the 2020 season, when he only pitched twice, he has virtually failed to pitch and hit for two seasons.
Moreover, as Ohtani acquires FA (free agent) qualifications at the end of this season, there are concerns about ‘value decline’ if he cannot climb the mound for a long time. Ohtani, who was considered one of the biggest FA players, and the teams who were aiming to recruit him, are bound to have complicated thoughts.
Minassian Angels general manager Perry, who reported the news of Ohtani’s injury, prayed for Ohtani’s recovery through an interview with the local media, saying, “Ohtani will come back and show a high level of performance in two and two.”
Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani, who wrote a new history of Major League Baseball (MLB) with the nickname ‘Lee Do-ryu’, decided not to 카지노 climb the mound for the rest of the season. The Angels team officially announced on the 24th (Korean time), “Ohtani has been diagnosed with a torn medial collateral ligament (UCL) in…