• Kyodo


Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani will pitch and hit for the American League in next week’s All-Star Game, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed Monday.

Maddon said he and Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, who is piloting the AL All-Star team, have already spoken about a plan for Ohtani for the July 13 game at Denver’s Coors Field. Details about how he will be used on the mound, and in which innings, are still being ironed out.

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