Shohei Ohtani expected to return as DH against Tigers

Baseball / MLB May 7, 2019

Shohei Ohtani expected to return as DH against Tigers

Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani will meet up with his team on Tuesday and could return as a designated hitter in that night's game against the Detroit Tigers. "Shohei Ohtani will join the team in Detroit tomorrow. He will be assessed tomorrow afternoon and ...

Angels' Shohei Ohtani moves closer to return

Baseball / MLB May 2, 2019

Angels' Shohei Ohtani moves closer to return

It appears increasingly likely that Shohei Ohtani will return to active duty with the Los Angeles Angels within a week after saying Wednesday his rehab from surgery was on course. After Ohtani had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Oct. 1, the Angels ...

Shohei Ohtani gets salary boost for second season

Baseball / MLB Mar 12, 2019

Shohei Ohtani gets salary boost for second season

Shohei Ohtani will make $650,000 with the Los Angeles Angels this season, the Los Angeles Times reported on Monday. Ohtani was among the 22 pre-arbitration players who signed major-league deals with the Angels. The 24-year-old will get a raise of $105,000 over last year, and ...

Shohei Ohtani begins throwing again

Baseball / MLB Mar 9, 2019

Shohei Ohtani begins throwing again

Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani resumed throwing Friday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in October. The 24-year-old made 60 throws — 20 tosses at 6 meters, 30 working back to 12 meters and 10 during a cooling-down period at the ...

Shohei Ohtani progressing toward DH comeback

Baseball / MLB Feb 28, 2019

Shohei Ohtani progressing toward DH comeback

Shohei Ohtani swung off a tee and tracked pitches in the bullpen at the Los Angeles Angels' spring training camp Wednesday as the two-way star ramps up efforts toward a return as designated hitter in May. Ohtani, who had reconstructive elbow surgery on Oct. 1, ...

Shohei Ohtani visits former Fighters teammates at spring camp

Baseball / MLB Feb 10, 2019

Shohei Ohtani visits former Fighters teammates at spring camp

Shohei Ohtani took a break from his rehabilitation program on Saturday to visit his former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters teammates in Arizona. The slugging Los Angeles Angels pitcher and American League rookie of the year is entering his second major league season since the Fighters ...