Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels), who gave up the remainder of the season as a pitcher due to an injury to the medial collateral ligament (UCL) of his right elbow, was suddenly absent.
Ohtani stayed on the bench in the game against the Baltimore Orioles held at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA on the 5th (Korean time). He was originally scheduled to start as a designated hitter, but he complained of pain in his right side during batting practice, so it was decided to place Ohtani on the bench ahead of the game.
My anxiety is growing as I am experiencing pain in my elbow and side. This can be seen as an even bigger bad news as he is eligible to become a free agent (FA) at the end of this season.
Is it the limit of dual swords? Doubts have been raised continuously since entering the big league.
The dual style of playing both a pitcher and a batter was something you only see in cartoons. Babe Ruth was very active as a pitcher and hitter, but after he began to transform into a full-fledged home run hitter, he focused on hitting. 바카라
Ohtani is a pitcher who inspires such expectations and wore an Angels uniform in 2018 after showing sufficient potential in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). In the beginning, there were clearly mixed views on ‘Dual Sword Otani’. In his first year as a hitter, he appeared in 114 games and appeared to hit a soft landing with a batting average of .285 and hit 22 home runs, but as a pitcher, he suffered an injury in June that ended his season after 10 games. He continued his performance as a hitter and underwent Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament joint surgery) at the end of the season.