Dodgers public relations officials blocked media from asking Shohei Ohtani questions in South Korea on Thursday after the team fired his interpreter for an alleged connection to an illegal bookmaking operator.

Manager Dave Roberts said Thursday he never considered holding Ohtani out of the second game of the series in Seoul, which the San Diego Padres won 15-11, but wouldn't comment further on Ippei Mizuhara being fired, or the alleged circumstances around his dismissal.

"I can't comment on that. Anything with that, the meeting, can't comment," Roberts said.