Shohei Ohtani RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Angels Reportedly Passed on Hyun-Jin Ryu to Keep Shohei Ohtani the Focus of Asian Marketing

    12 Up "They Los Angeles Angels entered the offseason in dire need of help in their starting rotation, and after guys like Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg were taken off of the free agent market, they seemed like they would be top contenders for Hyun-Jin Ryu's..." December 27

  • Shohei Ohtani completes his rehab from Tommy John surgery

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani has achieved a significant milestone as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The Los Angeles Angels’ two-way player completed his rehab from the surgery, according to the team. Ohtani will head back to Japan and return in late January. The Los..." December 19

  • Angels won’t provide timeline for Shohei Ohtani’s return to pitching in 2020

    Sportsnaut "While Los Angeles Angels two-way Shohei Ohtani continues to recover from Tommy John surgery a year ago, general manager Billy Epler is making it clear that the team will take it slow with its star. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Epler declined to provide a timetable for..." December 05

  • Angels’ Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin throwing off a mound

    Orange County Register "Shohei Ohtani, whose rehab from Tommy John surgery was interrupted in September by knee surgery, has been cleared to throw from a mound, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Tuesday. Ohtani is expected to throw from the mound for three to four weeks before concluding his rehab,..." November 26

  • 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

    MLB.com " 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