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Shohei Ohtani | Starting Pitcher | #17

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Drafted: 2017 / UDFA / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that Shohei Ohtani now has a callus where his blister was.
That's a good sign that this won't become a lingering thing. Ohtani has struggled in his last two starts, but he faced two of the top lineups in the major leagues between the Astros and Red Sox. The two-way star is lined up to face the last-place Orioles at home in his next pitching appearance. He's slashing .333/.378/.619 with three home runs in 45 plate appearances as a part-time DH. Apr 25 - 12:25 PM

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Shohei Ohtani gave up four runs and walked five over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Astros.

Ohtani was pitching with a blister and facing a really good team, so we wouldn't read much into his performance. The important thing is that he got through the outing without incident. Hopefully he'll display better control next time out.
Apr 25 - 12:24 AM

Shohei Ohtani's next start will come Tuesday in Houston.

After facing the A's in his first two outings of the season, Ohtani's slate has gotten more difficult with a home start against the Red Sox and road outing in Houston. The right-hander struggled versus Boston last week, allowing three runs over two innings before being lifted due to a blister. He obviously needs to be started by fantasy owners, but between the matchup and the potential of the blister flaring up, there's some risk.
Apr 22 - 2:32 PM

Shohei Ohtani went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Thursday's 8-2 loss to the Red Sox.

Ohtani has been the toast of baseball this year, but this series against the Red Sox is a solid reminder that he's probably a mortal man. He was knocked up for three runs in just two innings in his Tuesday start -- which he was forced to leave due to a blister on his right hand -- and fared no better with the bat on Thursday. That said, in 34 at-bats this season, Ohtani is still slashing .324/.378/.676 with three home runs (five total extra-base hits) and 11 RBI. He also owns a 3.60 ERA, 0.80 WHIP and 19/4 K/BB ratio in three outings on the mound. He's expected to be able to make his next scheduled start despite the blister concern.
Apr 20 - 1:48 AM

Shohei Ohtani (blister) will serve as the Angels' DH Thursday against the Red Sox.

Ohtani's start was cut short due to a blister on Tuesday night, though manager Mike Scioscia doesn't think the blister will affect his hitting. He'll bat sixth against Boston lefty Eduardo Rodriguez. The rookie sensation has hit a robust .367 this year with three homers and 11 RBI.
Apr 19 - 5:12 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters on Wednesday that he expects Shohei Ohtani (blister) to make his next scheduled start.

Ohtani was pulled on Tuesday after giving up three runs in two innings against Boston with a blister near the bottom of his right hand. That next "scheduled" start would be on Tuesday against the Astros. Scioscia also told reporters that Ohtani would be available as a designated hitter on Thursday, but was noncommittal on whether or not the two-way star would. Don't be surprised if the Angels are cautious with the 23-year-old, but it sounds like there won't be long-term ramifications with the injury.
Apr 18 - 8:19 PM

Shohei Ohtani (blister) left his start Tuesday on the mound, but manager Mike Scioscia said the rookie's blister issue shouldn't affect his availability as a hitter.

Scioscia said the team is hopeful Ohtani will be able to make his next scheduled start on the mound, too, tentatively scheduled for Sunday against Johnny Cueto and the Giants. It wouldn't be surprising to see Ohtani's pitching schedule altered due to the injury, but it's unlikely hitting with a blister will make the issue worse, so fantasy owners look like they're in luck there.
Apr 18 - 3:30 AM

Shohei Ohtani was removed after two innings Tuesday night against the Red Sox because of a blister on his pitching hand.

That might explain why he was frequently seen blowing on his right hand on a 65-degree night in Anaheim. Ohtani had allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks, needing 66 pitches to get six outs. It's unclear how this blister might affect his pitching and hitting schedule going forward. The safe guess is it'll be a day-to-day situation.
Apr 17 - 11:38 PM

Sunday's game between the Angels and Royals has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The game will be made up on June 25. It means that we're not going to get to see Shohei Ohtani (or Eric Skoglund) pitch Sunday. Ohtani's next outing will come on Tuesday at home against the Red Sox.
Apr 15 - 1:56 PM

Shohei Ohtani finished 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored Friday against the Royals.

Ohtani went without an RBI for the first time in a start since Opening Day. He did up his average from .346 to .367, though. He's expected to be held out of Saturday's lineup in advance of his start on the mound Sunday.
Apr 13 - 11:47 PM

Shohei Ohtani has moved up to the No. 7 spot in the Angels' lineup for Friday's game against the Royals.

He had been used in the No. 8 spot for all six of his other starts at designated hitter. Ohtani obviously has deserved to be inched up in the lineup given his .346/.414/.769 batting line, three home runs and 11 RBI.
Apr 13 - 4:51 PM

Shohei Ohtani hit a three-run triple in Thursday's win over the Royals.

Ohtani stepped to the plate with the bases chock full of Angels in the seventh inning, and he unclogged them with a liner to the right-center field gap, hustling around for his first MLB triple. It was his only hit in four at-bats. The two-way star is hitting .346 with a 1.183 OPS at the dish, while owning a 2.08 ERA, 0.46 WHIP and 18/2 K/BB ratio on the mound. He's good.
Apr 13 - 12:36 AM

Shohei Ohtani will serve as the Angels' designated hitter Wednesday against the Rangers.

He'll make the start at the DH spot against left-hander Matt Moore. It will be his first start against a left-handed pitcher. Ohtani was held out of Tuesday's lineup against lefty Martin Perez, though he later bounced out as a pinch-hitter against Bartolo Colon.
Apr 10 - 11:37 PM

Shohei Ohtani will make his next turn in the rotation Sunday against the Royals.

That will make three Sundays in a row for the Japanese sensation. Ohtani took a perfect game into the seventh inning last time out and now owns a 2.08 ERA and 18/2 K/BB ratio in 13 innings through two starts. Garrett Richards is lined up to start Saturday's game. The Angels have yet to announce their starters for Thursday and Friday, but Andrew Heaney (shoulder) is expected to be activated to start one of them.
Apr 10 - 6:52 PM

Angels pitching coach Charles Nagy said Tuesday that Shohei Ohtani has had some blister issues since the spring, but that it's no longer an issue.

Ohtani was spotted with a bandage on his finger, but the Angels are downplaying any concerns. It certainly hasn't bothered him thus far, whether on the mound or at the plate.
Apr 10 - 5:19 PM

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