Angels' Ohtani placed on DL (UCL strain), out at least a month
Shohei Ohtani, who has been bothered by a blister, was placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL.He underwent a PRP and stem cell injection on his elbow on Thursday with Dr. Steve Yoon in Los Angeles and will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks.
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Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has been placed on the disabled list with a Grade 2 sprain of the UCL in his pitching elbow, the team announced Friday. Angels pitcher /outfielder Shohei Ohtani has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a physical obtained by Yahoo
Before Shohei Ohtani was placed on the disabled list in early June with a Grade 2 strain of his ulnar collateral ligament, the Los Angeles Angels had done a nice job leveraging his two-way nature. Now, there are hints the Angels could take advantage of Ohtani's versatility in order to get him back on the active roster while his elbow heals -- albeit by using him only as a hitter.
Recently, Ohtani has stood in against live pitching -- not yet taking swings, but tracking pitches to keep his eyes sharp. Here's more from Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register:
That won't happen before next Thursday when Ohtani is scheduled to be evaluated again. Doctors will then judge the healing of his sprained ulnar collateral ligament from the stem-cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma injection.
Ohtani’s elbow injury not only blow to Angels, but all of baseball
The news that Ohtani has an elbow sprain was gut-wrenching, not just to the Los Angeles Angels, but for all of Major League Baseball.The news was gut-wrenching, not just to the Los Angeles Angels, but for all of Major League Baseball.
Shohei Ohtani 's grade 2 tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow is reportedly unrelated a previous grade 1 tear.
:: Shohei Ohtani coverage :: "This morning, after a thorough, detailed process, Shohei Ohtani has In the end, he felt a strong connection with the Angels and believes they can best help him reach his Obviously we're excited to get him here and really get an opportunity to watch him continue to
While the Angels haven't publicly said anything about what they expect from his next evaluation, there are certainly some signs that it might be reasonable to hope he can hit again this year.
The Angels' plans for Ohtani presumably hinge on his elbow's diagnosis. If his elbow is progressing, and there isn't the possibility for further injury or aggravation, then the Angels could in theory have him serve as the DH as he continues to rehab.
Even as a hitter, Ohtani would provide a boost for the Angels. He had hit .289/.372/.535 over his first 114 at-bats this season, marks good for a 150 OPS+. Those numbers may have been compiled in a small sample, but they still represent the second-best offensive performance on the Angels roster, behind only Mike Trout. There's something to be said about Ohtani giving the Angels a worthwhile left-handed bat, too -- both Luis Valbuena and Kole Calhoun, the other lefties in the lineup, have struggled to get going this season.
Freaky Friday: A night filled with star pitcher injuries
The first, the most painful for us, and perhaps the most serious of all of these pitcher injuries came to Shohei OhtaniMost of the time, baseball is a wonderful part of our lives. It’s the friend who’s always there, and the most welcome of distractions as we make our way through this....tumultuous (sure, we’ll go with that) time. Sometimes, though, it has a tendency to rip our hearts out with little to no mercy and exactly no warning. That was the case on Friday for fans of many teams, as it seemed like the day consisted of a nonstop barrage of injuries to some of the more prominent pitchers in the game.
Ohtani will continue having workouts like that until he ’s ready to join the Angels , which Ausmus said will be sometime in May. Ausmus said the target is for Ohtani to get “in the neighborhood of 40-ish” at-bats. Ohtani could bat 10 times in a day if the Angels want to do that. Ohtani also played catch again
Shohei Ohtani , the Japanese two-way phenom at the top of every team’s offseason shopping list, announced Friday that he will sign with the Angels .
The Angels have cut into the distance between themselves and the Seattle Mariners in the hunt for the second wild card spot. The Angels' three-game winning streak combined with Seattle's five-game losing streak has left Los Angeles five games back in the loss column. The Angels' odds of making a full recovery remain slim -- about 11.1 percent, per SportsLine's projections -- but getting Ohtani back in any capacity would help improve their chances.
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Painting the town red
J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox reacts with Andrew Benintendi (16) after hitting a two run home run during the game against the Mariners on June 22 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox won 14-10.
Out of the park
Cody Bellinger (35) of the Dodgers hits a Grand Slam against Zack Wheeler of the Mets during the game on June 22 in New York. The Dodgers won 5-2.
The Rays' Willy Adames hits an RBI-single off the Yankees' starting pitcher CC Sabathia during the game on June 22 in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Rays won 2-1.
Eyes on target
The Reds' relief pitcher Raisel Iglesias throws during game against the Cubs on June 22 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 6-3.
This calls for a celebration
Jesus Aguilar (24) of the Brewers celebrates with teammates after hitting a walk-off home run to beat the Cardinals 2-1 on June 22 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Brewers and the Cardinals clear their benches after an argument during the game on June 22 in Milwaukee.
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Shohei Ohtani will be out at least three weeks with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL in his pitching elbow, which is definitely not good news. When the Angels announced Ohtani ’s trip to the DL on Friday, they also gave more details on his current treatment plan. Scroll to continue with content.
Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani was placed on the disabled list on Friday with what the team called a grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament. Ohtani ’s injury obviously prevents him from pitching , but Eppler conceded that he might have been able to continue hitting.
Gotta hurry up
The Phillies' Odubel Herrera tries to outrun a throw to first but is out during the game against the Nationals on June 22 in Washington. The Phillies won 12-2.
Believe in Bieber
The Indians' starting pitcher Shane Bieber delivers in the game against the Tigers on June 22 in Cleveland. The Indians won 10-0.
The grand salute
The Reds' Jesse Winker watches first career grand slam off the Cubs' Randy Rosario on June 21 in Cincinnati. The Reds won 6-2.
The Red Sox' Mitch Moreland, right, scores on a double by Xander Bogaerts as the Twins pitcher Ryan Pressly, center, watches as catcher Bobby Wilson, left, jumps high for the throw on June 21 in Minneapolis. The Red Sox 9-2.
Marcell Ozuna of the Cardinals can't catch a double hit by Jesus Aguilar of the Brewers on June 21 in Milwaukee. The Brewers won 11-3.
When pitch hurts
The Twins' manager Paul Molitor, right, and a trainer attend to Eduardo Escobar after he was hit by a pitch from the Red Sox' pitcher Rick Porcello on June 21 in Minneapolis. The Red Sox 9-2.
Put your hands up
The Nationals' Juan Soto, left, gestures as he stands on second base after hitting a two-run double against the Orioles on June 21 in Washington. The Nationals won 4-2.
Follow your path
Aaron Judge of the Yankees follows through a two run home run against the Mariners on June 21 in New York City. The Yankees 4-3.
No, Don't touch me!
Jose Pirela of the Padres is tagged out at home plate by Buster Posey of the Giants on June 21 in San Francisco. The Giants won 3-0.
The Rockies' Nolan Arenado follows the flight of his three-run home run off the Mets' Steven Matz on June 21 in Denver. The Rockies won 6-4.
The Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel Jr., right, throws to first as the Angels' Michael Hermosillo, left, is out on a double play on June 21 in Anaheim. The Angels won 8-5.
Angels ‘very optimistic’ about Shohei Ohtani’s recovery
There is good news on the Shohei Ohtani front. Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said on Monday that the team’s medical staff is “very optimistic” about Ohtani’s recovery from a UCL injury. According to the LA Times’ Bill Shaikin, Scioscia did say that they are still a few weeks away from knowing whether a plasma injection helped.Scioscia said the Angels’ medical staff is “very optimistic” about Shohei Ohtani’s prognosis. Still two to three weeks from seeing whether PRP injection took hold. Ohtani is taking one-armed swings in batting cage.
Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL . Eppler said Ohtani would have "probably" been able to play through the UCL injury if he were exclusively a designated hitter, but the Angels didn't want to put him at further risk by having him continue to bat
Shohei Ohtani , who hasn't played since June 6 due to a Grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament of his right elbow, can resume hitting, the Angels said. Eppler said Ohtani had an MRI Thursday that noted improvement in his ulnar collateral ligament and said he expected to continue to see progress.
The Pirates' Chad Kuhl, sits in the dugout after being removed from the game after giving up a two-run home run to the Diamondbacks' Alex Avila on June 21 in Pittsburgh. The Diamondbacks won 9-3.
Jose's triple home
The Indians' Jose Ramirez hits a three-run home run against the White Sox on June 20 in Cleveland. The Indians won 12-0.
Dive to catch
Minnesota Twins' Max Kepler makes a diving catch on a ball hit by the Red Sox's J.D. Martinez on June 20 in Minneapolis. The Twins won 4-1.
The Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton reacts after hitting a walk-off two-run home run against the Mariners on June 20 in New York. The Yankees won 7-5.
The Orioles' Adam Jones, right, wipes his head after being doubled up off of second base against the Nationals on June 20 in Washington. The Orioles won 3-0.
The Gaints' hit
Gorkys Hernandez of the Giants hits a two-run RBI single against the Marlins on June 20 in San Francisco, California. The Giants won 6-5.
Aggression in celebration
The Cubs' Willson Contreras celebrates after tagging out the Dodgers' Chris Taylor at home off a throw from Jason Heyward, on June 20 in Chicago. The Cubs won 4-0.
The Astros' Carlos Correa, left, reaches for the throw from Yuli Gurriel as the Bay Rays' Mallex Smith slides on June 20 in Houston. Smith scored on Gurriel's error. The Astros won 5-1.
Made it to point
Franklin Barreto, left, of the Athletics scores ahead of the throw to A.J. Ellis of the Padres on June 20 in California. The Athletics won 12-4.
Hamels fades Royals
The Rangers' Cole Hamels throws against the Royals on June 19 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Rangers won 4-1.
Hitting the solo grand-slam
The Braves' Johan Camargo hits a grand slam home run against the Blue Jays on June 19 in Toronto, Ontario. The Braves won 11-4.
Brandon Lee confirms Tommy Lee paid for his rehab, offers to pay for dad to go to rehab
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Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL . He underwent a PRP and Stem Cell injection yesterday with Dr Grade 2 means a partial tear of the UCL . You can avoid Tommy John but often rest and rehab are not sufficient. All star game appearance very much in
Did Ohtani 's pre-existing UCL injury suggest he was at a greater risk for a more serious UCL injury? Ohtani was universally viewed by all the teams scouting him as a player who came with some risk but Could Ohtani potentially contribute in one dimension while continuing to work his way back in
Keeping Astros at bay
The Rays' C.J. Cron hits a home run against the Astros on June 19 in Houston, Texas. The Rays won 2-1.
Twining around success
Eddie Rosario of the Twins slides safely into home plate against the Red Sox on June 19 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins won 6-2.
Just some Cubs celebrating
The Cubs' Albert Almora Jr., center, celebrates with teammates Kyle Schwarber and Javier Baez after hitting his game winning RBI single off Dodgers' Brock Stewart on June 19 in Chicago. The Cubs won 2-1.
Yankees yank victory
The Yankees' Domingo German throws during a game against the Mariners on June 19 in New York. The Yankees won 7-2.
Gave them red
Joey Votto of the Reds hits a grand slam against the Tigers on June 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Reds won 9-5.
A Cardinal-kinda celebration
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals celebrates after hitting a go-ahead solo home run during a game against the Phillies on June 19 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals won 7-6.
Giants beat Marlins
The Giants' Gorkys Hernandez swings for a two-run home run off Marlins' Dan Straily on June 19 in San Francisco. The Giants won 6-3.
Rockies met success
Trevor Story of the Rockies hits a bloop single against the Mets on June 19 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies won 10-8.
The Phillies' Aaron Altherr, left, hits a game-winning two-run double off the Cardinals' Matt Bowman during the 10th inning on June 18 in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Yadier Molina. Philadelphia won 6-5.
Yes we did it!
The Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton, left, Aaron Judge, center, and Aaron Hicks, back left, celebrate against the Nationals on June 18 in Washington. The Yankees won 4-2.
Watching it go
Jason Kipnis of the Indians watches a solo home run clear to the right field fence during the fifth inning against the White Sox on June 18 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians won 6-2.
Carlos Gomez of the Rays is called out trying to stretch a single by second base umpire Nic Lentz as Jose Altuve of the Astros applies the tag in the second inning on June 18 in Houston, Texas. The Yankees won 5-0.
Devin Mesoraco hit it over them
Mets' Devin Mesoraco rounds the bases after hitting two run home run against the Rockies during the eighth inning on June 18 in Denver. Mets won 12-2.
Pirates steal the game
The Pirates' Jordy Mercer drives in a run with a double off the Brewers relief pitcher Josh Hader in the seventh inning on June 18 in Pittsburgh. The Pirates won 1-0.
Beating the tag
The Royals' Rosell Herrera beats the tag by the Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre after hitting an RBI triple during the fourth inning on June 18 in Kansas City, Mo. The Rangers won 6-3.
Brandon Nimmo of the Mets smiles as he celebrates after scoring on a first inning inside-the-park homerun against the Rockies on June 18 in Denver, Colorado. Mets won 12-2.
Lucroy's walkoff shower
The Athletics', Jonathan Lucroy, right, has ice dumped on him by teammates, after driving in the winning run against the Angels, on June 17 in Oakland, CA. The Athletics won 6-5 in 11 innings.
Show of hands
Fans fight for a foul ball, off the bat of Rajai Davis of the Indians, as Eduardo Escobar of the Twins, looks on, on June 17 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 4-1.
Hundley lifts Giants
Giants catcher, Nick Hundley, hits a two run home run against the Dodgers, on June 17 in Los Angeles, CA. The Giants won 4-1.
Brandon Nimmo of the Mets, rounds the bases, after hitting a two run home run off of Brad Boxberger of the Diamondbacks, on June 17 in Phoenix, Ariz. The Mets won 5-3.
Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals, celebrates with Tommy Pham (28), after hitting a solo home run against the Cubs, on June 17 in St Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals won 5-0.
Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies, hits a home run in the first inning against the Brewers, on June 17 in Milwaukee, WI. The Phillies won 10-9.
Sox's power play
Rafael Devers of the Red Sox, high-fives with Mitch Moreland (18), after hitting a three run home run against the Mariners, on June 17 in Seattle, WA. The Red Sox won 9-3.
Out at home
Josh Bell, left of the Pittsburgh Pirates gets tagged out by the Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali on June 17 in Pittsburgh. The Reds won 8-6.
Double the fun
Jace Peterson of the Baltimore Orioles connects for a two-run double against the Miami Marlins on June 17 in Baltimore. The Orioles won 10-4.
Carlos Gomez of the Tampa Bay Rays scores against the New York Yankees on June 17 in New York City. The Rays won 3-1.
A sliding Mike Moustakas of the Kansas city Royals gets called out at the plate on a tag by Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann on June 17 in Kansas City, Mo. The Astros won 7-4.
Jose Trevino of the Texas Rangers gets doused by teammates after he hit a game-winning two-run single against the Colorado Rockies on June 17 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 13-12.
Nick Castellanos, left, of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run home run against the White Sox on June 17 in Chicago. The Tigers won 3-1.
Atlanta Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki got accidentally hit on the head with a bat against the San Diego Padres on June 17 in Atlanta. The Braves won 4-1.
A sliding Michael A. Taylor of the Washington Nationals steals second base as Aledmys Diaz of the Toronto Blue Jays can't handle the throw June 17 in Toronto. The Blue Jays won 8-6.
Morrison scores twice
Logan Morrison of the Twins, hits a two RBI double against the Indians, on June 16 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins won 9-3.
Can't contain my happiness
Dee Gordon of the Mariners, celebrates in the dugout after scoring off an RBI single by Nelson Cruz, against the Red Sox, on June 16 in Seattle, WA. The Mariners won 1-0.
Enrique Hernandez, is congratulated by Matt Kemp (27), after hitting a two run home run, scoring Austin Barnes (15) of the Dodgers, against the Giants, on June 16 in Los Angeles, Calif. The Dodgers won 3-1.
All eyes on the ball
Kris Bryant and Addison Russell (27) of the Cubs, misplay a foul ball against the Cardinals, on June 16 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs won 6-3.
Devon Travis of the Blue Jays, is congratulated by Luke Maile, after hitting a two-run home run against the Nationals, on June 16 in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays won 2-0.
Dozier leads Twins
Logan Morrison (99), celebrates with Brian Dozier (2) of the Twins, after both scored on a home run by Dozier, during the game against the Indians, on June 15 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Twins won 6-3.
Loaisiga's big debut
Jonathan Loaisiga of the Yankees, pitches in his debut against the Rays, on June 15 in New York City. The Yankees defeated the Rays 5-0.
Yangervis Solarte (26) of the Blue Jays, is congratulated by Teoscar Hernandez, after hitting a two-run home run, during the game against the Nationals, on June 15 in Toronto, Canada. The Blue Jays won 6-5.
The power swing
The Dodgers outfielder, Enrique Hernandez (14), hits a home run, during a game against the Giants, on June 15 in Los Angeles, CA. The Dodgers won 3-2.
Watching it go
Kyle Schwarber of the Cubs, hits a two-run home run against the Cardinals, on June 15 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cubs won 13-5.
That's a score!
Ben Gamel of the Mariners, scores on a single by Mike Zunino, in the second inning against Rick Porcello of the Red Sox, on June 15 in Seattle, WA. The Mariners won 7-6.
Gleyber Torres of the Yankees watches his three-run home run against the Rays on June 14 in New York. The Yankees won 4-3.
The Mariners' Dee Gordon, right, changes direction and tries to run from first base after being caught off the base on a pickoff attempt, as the Red Sox's Mitch Moreland starts toward him on June 14 in Seattle. The Red Sox won 2-1.
The Giants' Pablo Sandoval hits a two-run single against the Marlins on June 14 in Miami. The Giants won 6-3.
Trying his luck
The Phillies' Andrew Knapp, left, slides into third base past the Rockies' Trevor Story to advance on a ground out by Scott Kingery on June 14 in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 9-3.
Tony Kemp, left, of the Astros scores behind Jonathan Lucroy, right, of the Athletics on June 14 in Oakland. The Astros won 7-3.
The Indians' Jose Ramirez watches his two-run home run off the White Sox' Chris Volstad on June 14 in Chicago. The Indians won 5-2.
Luck is not with Ozzie!
The Braves' Ozzie Albies is tagged out by the Padres' Jose Pirela as he tries to steal second base on June 14 in Atlanta. The Braves won 4-2.
The Tigers' John Hicks reacts after hitting a triple against the Twins on June 14 in Detroit. The Tigers won 3-1.
Done and Dusted
J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox scores ahead of the tag of Austin Wynns of the Orioles on June 13 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Red Sox won 5-1.
Despite public feud, Tommy Lee reportedly still plans to invite son to wedding .
Tommy Lee and his son have been feuding for months.Tommy, though, doesn't expect his son to actually attend the Valentine's Day 2019 nuptials.