Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is an early-season American League Most Valuable Player candidate. He began Thursday afternoon leading all of MLB with 14 home runs but caused concerns among analysts and fans when his pitching velocity dropped below normal during Wednesday's outing against the Cleveland Indians: 

Manager Joe Maddon didn't seem too worried when speaking with reporters. 

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"I think, overall, he's proven this year [that when] given the opportunity to do two things, that you should listen to him," Maddon said, according to Daniel Guerrero of the MLB website.