Shohei Ohtani, who complained of elbow pain, decided not to pitch for the remainder of the season due to a torn elbow ligament.
On the afternoon of the 24th (Korean time),바카라 according to FOX Sports, a local US media outlet, “Ohtani was diagnosed with an elbow UCL (ulcer medial collateral ligament) rupture as a result of a medical examination at the hospital.” said.
However, he still has a chance to step out as a batter. The media said, “Pitcher Ohtani is out of the season, but batter Ohtani will continue to play.”
Earlier, on the same day, Ohtani came out as the second hitter and starting pitcher in the first game of the double header with the Cincinnati Reds held at Angel Stadium in Los Angeles, California, USA, pitched 1.1 innings, and as a batter, hit his 44th home run at bat and continued his upward trend. He came down from the mound due to sudden elbow pain.
The situation was this. Ohtani, who treated the first inning as a tripartite, walked Spencer Steer, the lead batter, in the top of the second inning, and Joey Votto was hit. He then complained of elbow pain after inducing a foul with a 94.2 mile (151.6 km/h) fastball in the fifth pitch against Christian Encarnacion-Strand.
Ohtani immediately signaled to the bench, and head coach Phil Nevin Angels and head trainer Mike Prostad came to the mound to check the condition, and the pitcher was immediately replaced. After that, batter Ohtani was also replaced with a pinch hitter at the end of the third inning and was completely out of the game.
Later, in the second game of the double header, the extent of the injury seemed to be minor, such as being put on the lineup again, but faced with the bad news of elbow ligament rupture.
He even showed some symptoms. According to MLB.com, Ohtani’s velocity was also noticeably slower. On this day, Ohtani’s average fastball speed was 93.1 miles (149.8 km), which was a big difference from the season average speed of 96.6 miles (155.5 km/h). In addition, the velocity of Ohtani’s sweeper, splitter, curveball, and cut fastball also decreased.
Ohtani previously underwent Tommy John surgery in the 2019 season. After that, he continued to play as a hitter, but returned as a pitcher in the 2021 season.
This season, he cruised with 10 wins and 5 losses with an average ERA of 3.14, but since it is impossible to play in the remaining games, Ohtani’s ‘Cy Young Young’ challenge is in a situation where he has to commit to the next opportunity.
On the other hand, batter Ohtani has played 125 games and has a batting average of 0.305 (141 hits in 462 bats) with 44 homers and 91 RBIs.