Baseball-Angels place Ohtani on disabled list with elbow injury

(Reuters) – Shohei Ohtani has been placed on the disabled list, the Los Angeles Angels announced on Friday, halting at least temporarily the two-way sensation’s outstanding debut season in Major League Baseball (MLB). Jun 6, 2018; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) walks a runner with bases loaded in the fourth inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsOhtani has a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right pitching elbow, the Angels said. The 23-year-old Japanese is the first player since Babe Ruth a century ago to play full-time as a pitcher and hitter in MLB.
There was no immediate word on how long Ohtani might be sidelined. He has a 4-1 record in nine starts on the mound for the Angles, and a batting average of .
289 in 34 games. The Angels were 35-28 heading into Friday’s game.
(This story corrects team name to Los Angeles Angels) .

 

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