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Sport Angels' Shohei Ohtani sees live pitching as he continues to rehab Grade 2 UCL strain

19:51  23 june  2018
19:51  23 june  2018 Source:   cbssports.com

Angels' Ohtani placed on DL (UCL strain), out at least a month

  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.

angels - shohei - ohtani - sees - live - pitching - as - he - continues - to - rehab - grade - 2 - ucl - strain | sport Jun 23, 2018 at 10:02 am ET • 1 min read. Before Shohei Ohtani was placed on the disabled list in Recently, Ohtani has stood in against live pitching -- not yet taking swings, but tracking pitches to

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

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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

  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

  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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