Tempe, Arizona – The Los Angeles Angels named two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani as their Opening Day starting pitcher on Friday, adding another accolade to the reigning American League MVP’s resume.
The 27-year-old became the seventh Japanese pitcher to be appointed Opening Day starter by a major league team, following in the recent footsteps of the San Diego Padres’ Yu Darvish and the Minnesota Twin’s Kenta Maeda, who had the honor last year.
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