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Shohei Ohtani named Baseball Digest's AL Rookie of the Year

Baseball / MLB Nov 1, 2018

Shohei Ohtani named Baseball Digest's AL Rookie of the Year

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani was named Baseball Digest's American League Rookie of the Year on Wednesday. Ohtani, 24, received six of the seven first-place votes from the panel belonging to the iconic publication, the oldest baseball magazine in the United States. Atlanta Braves ...

Ausmus tapped to lead Angels

Baseball / MLB Oct 22, 2018

Ausmus tapped to lead Angels

Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels' manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as Eppler's special assistant last season after four years ...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani undergoes elbow surgery

Baseball / MLB Oct 2, 2018

Angels' Shohei Ohtani undergoes elbow surgery

Shohei Ohtani underwent successful surgery on his throwing right elbow on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels announced. Angels general manager Billy Eppler said he had no timeline for Ohtani's rehab schedule as of yet but seemed optimistic about his expected return, most likely in the ...

Ohtani reflects on first season playing in MLB

Baseball / MLB Oct 1, 2018

Ohtani reflects on first season playing in MLB

Following his historic first season in Major League Baseball, two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani on Sunday said he had made the right decision in joining the Los Angeles Angels. "Every game I play, every time I come to the stadium, I feel good to be there," ...

Ohtani still in swing of things

Baseball / MLB Sep 29, 2018

Ohtani still in swing of things

Shohei Ohtani could have shut it down already. He could have wrapped up his singular rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels and proceeded straight to the Tommy John surgery looming for him next week. Instead, Ohtani is still slugging away in the eighth inning ...

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

Baseball / MLB Sep 16, 2018

Ohtani reaches 20-homer mark in loss

AP Shohei Ohtani became the second Japanese major leaguer to hit 20 home runs in a single season when he connected for a solo shot during the Los Angeles Angels' 6-5 defeat against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday. Right after teammate Mike Trout connected on a ...

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Baseball / MLB Sep 14, 2018

Scioscia says Ohtani won't pitch in '19

Shohei Ohtani will not pitch next year, Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday before his team's 8-2 loss against the Seattle Mariners. When asked by reporters if Ohtani will pitch next season, Scioscia said that he would not take the mound and that ...