Designated hitter appearance → Suddenly excluded from the starting lineup, what is the problem with Ohtani?
- on Sep 12, 2023
Baseball genius Shohei Ohtani was left out of the starting lineup for eight consecutive games. Accordingly, local media are questioning whether there is a problem with the current situation.
Previously, Ohtani was scheduled to appear as the number 2 designated hitter in the 2023 Major League Baseball away game against the Seattle Mariners held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on the 12th (Korean time).
However, he was suddenly removed from the lineup right before the game, and Mike Moustakas was named in place of Ohtani. According to MLB.com, Angels manager Phil Nevin reportedly judged Ohtani’s condition “not 100%” after seeing his condition during batting practice during the warm-up before the game.
Ohtani has missed the past seven consecutive games, with his last appearance being against the Oakland Athletics on the 4th. He felt pain in his right side during batting practice ahead of the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th, and is unable to play in the game due to the aftermath of the injury. However, in every game, Coach Nevin says, “Ohtani will play tomorrow.”
Ohta, who was also a pitcher, was diagnosed with elbow ligament damage last month and announced that he would be out for the season as a pitcher. He instead announced his intention to play the remaining games as a designated hitter, but even this has not been shown.
Questions about the physical condition of Ohtani, who has been sidelined for consecutive days, are bound to grow.토토사이트
Meanwhile, Ohtani recorded 10 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 3.14 in 23 games as a pitcher this year, and as a batter, he has a batting average of 0.304, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases in 135 games.