LA Angels Shohei Ohtani was excluded from the starting lineup for 9 consecutive games. Curiosity is growing about the timing of Otani’s return.
Ohtani missed the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th (Korean time) due to a right side injury, and was left out of the starting lineup for 9 consecutive games until the game against the Seattle Mariners on the 13th.
The day before, Ohtani was included in the starting lineup for the first time in eight games ahead of the game against Seattle, but did not play in the end. The Angels revised their lineup and Ohtani’s absence was confirmed. There is still a question mark over his physical condition.
Angels manager Phil Nevin said through MLB.com, “Today, I drew up the lineup without Ohtani. But one day, he will tell me he’s ready to play. Then I’ll put Ohtani in.”토토사이트
At the same time, he added, “I was confident that Otani was fine on Tuesday (12th), but he was not 100% when he swung in the batting cage after warming up. He said he could not play yet.”
This season, Ohtani recorded 10 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.14 in 23 games as a pitcher, and as a batter, he played 135 games with a batting average of 0.304, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases. The Angels have 16 games left until the end of the season. Attention is focused on whether Otani will be able to add to his record upon his return.
The Angels will conclude their three-game road trip with a game against Seattle on the 14th. Starting on the 16th, they will play a 3-game series at home against the Detroit Tigers.