• Kyodo


Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters’ two-way star Shohei Otani has left the hospital following successful surgery on his right ankle earlier this month, the Pacific League club said on Wednesday.

Otani underwent surgery on Oct. 12 and is expected to be at full health by spring camp in February. The 23-year-old, who is likely to move to the majors in the offseason, will shift his rehab to the Fighters’ minor league facility in Kamagaya, Chiba Prefecture.

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