While the topic of where Shohei Ohtani should open the season remained a lively one, the question of where he actually was Saturday also surfaced. Ohtani did not join his teammates on the field at Tempe Diablo Stadium, the Angels instead having him do most of his morning work indoors, including studying video with pitching coach Charles Nagy. His readiness for the start of the Angels' season has come into question with his recent struggles as a pitcher and hitter. There has been speculation Ohtani could open in the minors, although the Angels remain unwavering in their public support and belief that he will be ready for opening day. Later Saturday, the team even shifted its original plans that called for Ohtani to hit in a minor league game Sunday. Instead, he will start as the designated hitter when the Angels play Texas.
Angels keep Shohei Ohtani indoors while team is at Tempe Diablo Stadium
Los Angeles Times | Mar 18