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

21:06  26 june  2019
21:06  26 june  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Shohei Ohtani throwing off the mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery pic.twitter.com/LezraQ7Q5Y. Ohtani is scheduled to throw off a mound again Saturday. The plan is get him through his rehab this season so that he can have a regular offseason heading into next year.

ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani will throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since having offseason Tommy John surgery , the Angels announced Tuesday during their game against the Reds. The star two-way player had the procedure done in October by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in L.A. and missed

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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 nine homers and has driven in 30 runs while posting an .834 OPS. The reigning Rookie of the Year is known for being a two-way player, of course, and he went 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and a 63/22 K/BB ratio in 51.2 innings as a pitcher last season.

The Angels do not plan for Ohtani to pitch in game conditions until spring 2020, when he should be fully recovered and then some, but the fact that he’s taking the mound today is a good sign that his recovery is on track.

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Shohei Ohtani has thrown off a mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery . The two-way star took another significant step in his return to pitching for the Los Angeles Angels next season by Ohtani threw off a mound for the first time since Tommy John surgery Oct 1, 2018.

Ohtani throws first bullpen session since surgery . Ohtani said he threw at about 50 percent effort and threw only fastballs. He’s scheduled to throw off a mound again on Saturday. The plan is get him through his rehab this season so that he can have a normal offseason heading into next year.

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