The Los Angeles Angels are shutting Shohei Ohtani down from pitching for the rest of the season after he tore his UCL. He was removed from a game against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday as a pitcher, but did play in the second game of the doubleheader as a hitter.
Ohtani, 29, had Tommy John surgery in 2018 and did not pitch in the 2019 season, but did continue hitting. The Angels don’t know yet whether this injury will require Tommy John surgery.
The Angels have had injury issues already, as Mike Trout is heading back to the IL with a wrist injury.
This season, Ohtani has a .304 batting average, 44 home runs and 91 RBIs. He also has a 3.14 ERA and a 10-5 record for the 2023 season. In his career, Ohtani has a 3.01 career ERA and a 38-19 record. As a hitter, Ohtani is batting .274 with 171 home runs and 433 RBIs.
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