Shohei Ohtani RUMORS & NEWS

  • Does Shohei Ohtani have game's most unhittable pitch? "The Angels made the designation official when they released their 2020 player pool this week. There were the pitchers, the catchers, the infielders, the outfielders, and then, right there in the middle: "Two-Way (1): Shohei Ohtani." Finally, Ohtani is a two-way player..." July 02

  • Shohei Ohtani will return to being two-way player at start of 2020 season

    Larry Brown Sports "The MLB season is scheduled to begin nearly four months later than usual, and that delay has given Shohei Ohtani enough time to return to his role as both a pitcher and hitter. Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler told the media on Tuesday that Ohtani will be a two-way..." June 30

  • Joe Maddon hopeful Shohei Ohtani will be able to pitch when season starts

    Larry Brown Sports "MLB’s delayed Opening Day may mean Shohei Ohtani gets the chance to pitch it. Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon said he was hopeful that Ohtani would be ready to go as a pitcher when MLB starts its season in late July. Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery in October..." June 24

  • The Shohei Ohtani that was promised is back in 2020

    New York Post "Shohei Ohtani is set to return as a two-way player. Angels manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday he intends to use a six-man rotation to allow the right-hander to pitch once a week following 2018 Tommy John surgery. Maddon indicated Ohtani would be ready to play when the season..." June 24

  • Shohei Ohtani deadlifts nearly 500 pounds

    12 Up "For the past week, MLB players have told the league to let them know when and where to report after failed negotiations for the upcoming 2020 season. We've seen some of these athletes post videos of their workouts, but no one, and we mean no one, comes close to what Los Angeles Angels..." June 18

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani progressing with Tommy John surgery rehab, now facing hitters in live batting practice

    CBS Sports "Whenever baseball returns, it looks like two-way star Shohei Ohtani will be available to the Los Angeles Angels as a pitcher. Ohtani is progressing with his Tommy John surgery rehab and last week he faced hitters in a live batting practice. Ohtani, who is new to..." June 01

  • CC Sabathia praises Shohei Ohtani: 'Best baseball player I've ever seen'

    The Score "Former major-league pitcher CC Sabathia believes Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani is special. "He's the best baseball player I've ever seen in my life," Sabathia said Tuesday on the "R2C2 is Uninterrupted"..." April 30

  • Shohei Ohtani has been throwing two bullpen sessions per week

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the (very pale) silver linings of no baseball is that guys who otherwise missed action due to injuries have had extra time to recover and rehabilitate without it costing them games. Games that aren’t being played, I’ll grant, so it’s not like it makes up for it or..." April 27

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani to throw off mound ‘soon’

    Hardball Talk "Angels DH and pitcher Shohei Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery in September 2018. As a result, he didn’t pitch at all last year. Angels GM Billy Eppler said two months ago that the club was aiming for a mid-May return to pitching for Ohtani, but the entire MLB..." April 07

  • Shohei Ohtani throwing on flat ground as he recovers from Tommy John surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery even during the coronavirus pandemic. Players who were in the process of rehabbing or receiving medical treatment prior to MLB encouraging players to return home from spring training have been allowed to continue..." March 25

  • Shohei Ohtani thinks he could have pitched Opening Day but is OK with Angels’ plan

    Orange County Register "A day after the Angels revealed their plan to give Shohei Ohtani a late start as a pitcher, Ohtani said it was not a concession he needed. “I was getting prepared to start on Opening Day, but if that is what the team wants me to do, then I’ll be prepared to delay..." February 13

  • Angels targeting May for Shohei Ohtani to start pitching

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani did not pitch a single game last season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. While he was not on the hill, the Japanese sensation did pick up a bat. The 2018 Rookie of the Year hit .286 with 18 homers, 62 RBI and a robust .848 OPS as..." February 11

  • Angels GM Reveals How New Rule Change Will Help Shohei Ohtani

    Sportsnaut "If the Los Angeles Angels are going to compete this season, they’ll need two-way star Shohei Ohtani to be fully recovered from his elbow injury. Fortunately, general manager Billy Eppler revealed a new MLB rule change that could help Ohtani recover from his injury while he keeps playing..." January 17