Shohei Ohtani injury update: Angels superstar shut down for season, team cleans out his locker

Shohei Ohtani’s 2023 season is over. The Los Angeles Angels revealed Saturday that Ohtani has actually been put on the 10-day hurt with an oblique injury, and the two-way star will not play once again this year. Ohtani’s locker at Angel Stadium was cleaned out and his water bottle remained in the garbage following the group’s loss to the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.

GM Perry Minasian informed press reporters, consisting of ESPN, Ohtani will have a treatment on his elbow quickly, and he will stay with the Angels through completion of the routine season. Ohtani likewise has a split ligament in his right (pitching) elbow and Tommy John surgical treatment is the normal treatment for torn elbow ligaments, however not constantly. Alternative treatments are offered for particular tears.

Ohtani has actually not played given that Sept. 3 since of the oblique injury. The Angels had actually continued to note him as daily given that he at first harmed his oblique taking batting practice on Sept. 4, and in current days he had actually gone through pregame exercises however was not able to play in the real video game. Ohtani had an MRI on Friday and cleaned out his locker later.

“He’s always wanting to play,” Angels supervisor Phil Nevin informed prior to Friday’s video game. “He’s just going through his stuff.”

Despite his locker being cleared out, Ohtani was still with the group this weekend and remained in the dugout on Saturday night. Ohtani will apparently be around the Angels through their last homestand of the season, which concludes with their season ending on Oct. 1.

The news Ohtani’s season ending came a couple of hours after 3rd baseman Anthony Rendon verified he has a fractured tibia, and stated he does not understand why the group concealed the medical diagnosis. They have actually called it a bone contusion. Rendon has actually not played given that July 4. The Angels tend to be deceiving with injury problems which’s putting it kindly.

It is most likely Ohtani has actually played his last video game with the Angels. He will be a complimentary representative this offseason and has actually stated he wishes to have fun with a competitor, something the Angels are not. Even with the upcoming elbow surgical treatment, Ohtani will be a hot product and might sign a handle the community of $500 million. The quicker he has surgical treatment, the quicker he can go back to the field, initially as a player and after that as a pitcher in the future.

Ohtani’s last look came Labor Day weekend in Oakland, where he went 0 for 3 with 2 strolls.

Ohtani, 29, is set to complete his season with a .304/.412/.654 batting line and an AL-leading 44 crowning achievement as a player. He tossed 132 innings with a 3.14 age and 167 strikeouts as a pitcher. Ohtani leads all gamers with 10.0 WAR and the case can be made his 2021-23 seasons are the best three-year run in baseball history. He stays the preferred to win the 2023 AL MVP award, which would be the second of his profession.

The Angels are 68-80 and 13.5 video games behind a wild-card area with 14 video games to play. They might be gotten rid of from postseason contention as quickly as Saturday. The Angels have actually not been to the postseason given that 2014 and have never ever had a winning record with Ohtani.

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