“I have no doubt that Shohei Ohtani (29) will do both (batting).”
Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-hitting star, batted second in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, USA, last month (April 24).
At the time, Ohtani was cruising with his 44th home run of the season, but left the mound after the first inning due to elbow discomfort. At the time, the team explained that “Ohtani was removed due to arm fatigue,” but later, Angels president Perry Minasian said, “Ohtani has been diagnosed with right elbow ligament damage and will not pitch the remainder of the season. We haven’t talked about whether or not he will have surgery.”
Much has been made of Ohtani’s elbow injury. One theory is that he will need to undergo Tommy John surgery to reconstruct his elbow ligaments, which will require a lengthy rehabilitation. With a year and a half to recover, it’s widely assumed that he’ll be unable to pitch next season and possibly into 2025.
However, Ohtani’s agent, Nez Valero, spoke to local reporters before the Angels’ 2023 Major League Baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, California, on May 5 to discuss Ohtani’s current condition and future plans, and said that he was not sure about the elbow ligament reconstruction surgery.
Valero said, “Ohtani’s elbow needs a procedure. However, it may not be an elbow ligament reconstruction,” Valero said. He added that he expects to be back to normal hitting by the start of the 2024 season.
In addition, the question of Ohtani’s ability to pitch has been raised by many. With the injury involving pitcher-sensitive elbow ligaments, there is a question mark over whether Ohtani will ever take the mound in the big leagues again.
“I have no doubt that Ohtani will do both (pitch and hit). Of course, it’s a question of ‘when,’ but we’re still positive.”바카라사이트
Ohtani is taking one step closer to surpassing Babe Ruth and becoming a legend with his impressive performance in a two-hitter that only seemed possible in the comics. Despite the setback of an elbow injury, he has shown his unwavering determination to continue playing romantic baseball.