Is he really fit to play? Shohei Ohtani is back in the starting lineup after dealing with side soreness, but he was scratched before the start of another game.
The Los Angeles Angels were batting second and designated hitter against the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle on April 12.
But before the game started, the order suddenly changed. Ohtani was removed from the lineup and Mike Moustakas was inserted in his place. Eventually, Ohtani returned to the starting lineup after an eight-game absence due to side soreness, but it is speculated that something happened to cause him to miss another game. A day before the game, Angels manager Phil Nevin said that “Ohtani has a chance to play tomorrow,” but his name disappeared.
According to Japanese media reports in the U.S., including Junichi Sports, Ohtani picked up his bat in the clubhouse before the game and headed to the indoor batting cages. He began taking batting practice in preparation for the start, but his subsequent withdrawal from the lineup is believed to be due to a flare-up of side pain.스포츠토토
This means that Ohtani, who was declared out for the season as a pitcher after suffering an elbow injury in a start last month, will miss the remainder of the season as a hitter as well. It’s a trying time for Ohtani, who is set to become a free agent for the first time in his major league career.