Shohei Ohtani RUMORS & NEWS

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani close to throwing off mound following Tommy John and knee surgeries

    CBS Sports "For a 90-loss team, the Los Angeles Angels have been in the news quite a bit these last few weeks. The Angels hired Joe Maddon to be their new manager earlier this month, and owner Arte Moreno recently confirmed payroll will go up next season. That could put the team in..." October 28

  • Shohei Ohtani optimistic about 2-way status for 2020 " Shohei Ohtani addressed the media before Tuesday's 3-2 win over the A's for the first time since undergoing season-ending surgery on his left knee on Sept. 13, and said he believes he’ll be ready for the start of the 2020 season as a two-way..." September 25

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to undergo season-ending knee surgery

    Orange County Register "Shohei Ohtani will miss the final 15 games of the season after the Angels announced that he will undergo left knee surgery on Friday to correct a congenital condition that has been bothering him occasionally since February. The timetable for recovery from this surgery is eight to 12..." September 12

  • Shohei Ohtani takes heat for not running out fly ball

    Larry Brown Sports "On a day where the Los Angeles Angels were officially eliminated from playoff contention, Shohei Ohtani made some waves for less-than-ideal reasons. The Angels star fouled out to left field in the sixth inning of Tuesday’s loss to the Cleveland Indians. Despite the ball being..." September 11

  • Michael Lorenzen has been better than Shohei Ohtani

    USA Today "MLB Network's Brian Kenny compared Michael Lorenzen of the Cincinnati Reds to Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels during his "Digging In" segment on MLB Now, and reached the conclusion that Lorenzen has outperformed Ohtani over the past two seasons. "For the..." September 11

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani still trying to get the ball up and over the fence

    Orange County Register "Shohei Ohtani’s second season in the majors is heading into the homestretch with the same question that’s been dogging him for months. Where are the home runs? Ohtani built a reputation as an exceptional power hitter on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year..." September 03

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani takes next step in return to the mound

    Sportsnaut "Two-way Los Angeles Angels star and reigning AL Rookie of the Year Shohei Ohtani took the next step in a return to the mound on Saturday. The Angels announced that Ohtani threw yet another bullpen session, getting up to 80 mph on the radar gun in the process. This is no..." August 10

  • Shohei Ohtani understands why he wasn’t invited to Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani has openly stated that he wants to participate in the Home Run Derby, but his 12 home runs in 49 games this season were not enough to earn him an invitation. Some would say he was snubbed, but the Los Angeles Angels star is not pouting over it. Ohtani said on Wednesday..." July 04

  • It Is Time Now To Demand That MLB Invite Shohei Ohtani To The Home Run Derby

    Deadspin "Shohei Ohtani smoked another big home run Thursday, a sizzling shot to straightaway center against the puny Oakland Athletics. It was his 10th dinger of the season, and his seventh in the month of June, a period during which he’s also hit for the cycle and driven his slugging percentage..." June 28

  • Shohei Ohtani to throw off mound for first time since Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "The Angels announced last night that Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound today. It will be the first time he has done so since undergoing Tommy John surgery last October. Ohtani returned to the Angels’ lineup as a designated hitter on May 7, and since then he has hit..." June 26

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani said he’d like to compete in HR Derby, if he’s asked

    Orange County Register "If Major League Baseball wants Shohei Ohtani in the Home Run Derby, Ohtani says he’s willing to give it a shot. However, Ohtani conceded that hasn’t discussed the possibility with the Angels, who may have concerns about the added demands on his surgically repaired right..." June 24

  • Shohei Ohtani becomes first Japanese-born player to hit for cycle

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani made history on Thursday night in the Los Angeles Angels’ game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Angels DH came out on fire against the Rays, slugging an opposite field 3-run home run in the first. He followed it up with a double in the third, triple in the fourth,..." June 14

  • Shohei Ohtani shares why he flexed after home run

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani teamed up with Mike Trout and Tommy La Stella to belt back-to-back-to-back home runs in Saturday night’s win over the Seattle Mariners, and Ohtani gave little flex after hitting his solo shot. That type of celebration seemed a bit uncharacteristic for the 24-year-old, but he..." June 09

  • Angels' Shohei Ohtani expected to face M's lefty Yusei Kikuchi

    ESPN "The highly anticipated showdown between Yusei Kikuchi and Shohei Ohtani is expected to finally take place Saturday, in the middle of a three-game series between the Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani was still on his way back from Tommy John surgery when Kikuchi first..." June 07

  • Andrelton Simmons, Shohei Ohtani get hurt on back-to-back plays

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Angels suffered an awful stretch during the eighth inning of Monday night’s 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins when Shohei Ohtani and Andrelton Simmons got hurt on consecutive plays. First came Ohtani, who led off the bottom of the eighth and struck out by going..." May 21