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Sport Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin throwing off mound

02:00  27 november  2019
02:00  27 november  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Shohei Ohtani is currently throwing at 100 feet and is expected to get up on a mound in late November. Ohtani had Tommy John surgery last October and knee surgery this September. The Los Angeles Angels expect him to be at 100 percent by spring training. The 25-year-old returned this past

Shohei Ohtani (大谷 翔平 Ōtani Shōhei , born July 5, 1994), nicknamed "Sho Time", is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher and designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League

The Los Angeles Angels are getting some good news ahead of winter meetings.

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Angels GM Billy Eppler said on Tuesday that two-way star Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to begin throwing off a mound, per Orange County Register’s Jeff Fletcher. Eppler added that Ohtani will do so for about three to four weeks, after which his rehab from Tommy John surgery will be complete.

The 25-year-old Ohtani, who had the procedure on his right throwing elbow in Sept. 2018, played exclusively as a hitter last year, batting .286 with 18 home runs and 62 RBIs in 106 games. He was 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA and 63 strikeouts in 10 starts during his lone season thus far as an Angels pitcher in 2018.

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Shohei Ohtani is allowed to continue to throwing program, which means we might see him back on the mound in 2018. Major League Baseball might have a two-way player once again. Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to resume his throwing program.

Shohei Ohtani is approaching the next milestone in his rehab, with the Angels’ two-way star potentially beginning to throw off the mound in early July. • Shortstop Andrelton Simmons (left ankle sprain) will likely face pitching at the beginning of next week, and Ausmus said he will likely return before the

Ohtani had been throwing bullpens with some intensity in recent months, and returning to throwing off a mound should be the last hurdle in his recovery.

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