LA Angels double hitter Shohei Ohtani will end the season like this.

Local media such as ‘mlbcom’ cited the club’s announcement on the 17th (Korean time) and reported that Ohtani was placed on the injured list due to an oblique muscle injury and will not play for the remainder of the season.

Previously, Ohtani injured his oblique muscle while swinging during batting practice on the 5th, and has not been able to play in the game until now.

Although he did not play in the game, he was not placed on the injured list. He was in and out of the lineup.
Although his will to return was strong, he ultimately chose to end the season like this.

The local media had already seen his home clubhouse locker empty after the home game against the Detroit Tigers on the 16th a day earlier. The Angels delayed the announcement, but in the end, the results everyone expected came out.

Ohtani becomes a free agent after this season. It is highly likely that the relationship between Ohtani and the Angels will end like this.

Ohtani, who won Rookie of the Year in 2018 and MVP in 2021, also had a historic season in 2023.

At the plate, he appeared in 135 games and recorded a batting average of 0.304, an on-base percentage of 0.412, a slugging percentage of 0.654, 44 home runs, and 95 RBIs. His 44 home runs and 0.412 on-base percentage lead the American League.

On the mound, he pitched 132 innings in 23 games and recorded 10 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.14.

He is still expected to receive top treatment in the free agent market, but the injury problem needs to be resolved.

He gave up pitching after being diagnosed with elbow ligament damage in late August. His agent, Nez Valero, predicted that some form of surgery would be inevitable.

Although he appears to be trying to avoid Tommy John surgery as much as possible, the possibility of undergoing a second Tommy John surgery in five years cannot be ruled out.

Valero emphasized that even if Ohtani undergoes elbow surgery, he will be ready as a hitter for the opening game of the 2024 season.

BY: 토토사이트웹

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