Los Angeles Angels general manager Perry Minasian told reporters Saturday that Shohei Ohtani declined to undergo imaging exams after experiencing cramping in his pitching hand and fingers during an Aug. 3 start against the Seattle Mariners.

Ohtani departed that start after four innings and 59 pitches. Twenty days later, the two-way superstar tore the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and might have to undergo his second career Tommy John surgery.

"The only time we had imaging was after he felt the injury (on Wednesday)," Minasian said. "The imaging was offered earlier in the year and him and his representation turned it down."