Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani will have the opportunity to hit and pitch in the 2021 MLB All-Star Game.
The 27-year-old became the first player in history to be voted into the Midsummer Classic as a position player and pitcher. Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash is planning to use him in both roles.
"The conclusion is that he will pitch, but how it's going to happen has not been concluded," Maddon told reporters. "There's different ways to do it, obviously. He could start the game or come in game-in-progress. And how often do you hit him? And don't forget he'll be in the Home Run Derby the day before. There's a lot going on there. But Shohei is into it. It's not like we're trying to push him into doing anything. We're just trying to figure out the best way to do it."
The Angels skipper alluded to how making that a reality might be a little tricky, though.