Shohei Ohtani’s Season Cut Short Due to Injury, but Remains Active in the Dugout
The Japanese star player for the Major League Baseball (MLB) Angels, Shohei Ohtani, has unfortunately suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and inflammation of his right oblique muscle. As a result, the team announced yesterday (17th) that Ohtani will be placed on the disabled list and his season will end prematurely. Despite not being able to actively participate in games, Ohtani continues to make his presence known on the field. Today (18th), he was seen working as a hitting coach in the dugout, while enjoying some melon seeds. However, the constant attention from fans taking pictures has made the Angels’ environment feel like a zoo.
Ohtani’s injury occurred on the 24th of last month, causing his pitching duties to be shut down for the remainder of the season. However, he has continued to contribute as a batter. On the 5th of this month, he experienced tightness in his right abdominal oblique muscle, leading to an absence of 11 consecutive games. Concerns grew when all of Ohtani’s lockers were found empty on the 16th. Finally, yesterday, the team officially placed him on the disabled list, confirming the premature end of his season.
Ohtani’s Active Role During Recovery
Despite being sidelined, Ohtani has not been idle during his time off. In the past two days, he has demonstrated his hitting expertise by acting as a coach, providing advice and discussing strategies with his teammate Zach Neto. According to Phil Nevin, Ohtani also offers guidance to his teammates both before and after games. Furthermore, Ohtani has been spotted in the rest area, enjoying some melon seeds and engaging in friendly conversations. Notably, he has made a switch from his usual large water bottle to drinking bottled water, which was observed from the empty trash can.
Fan Fervor Turns Into a Spectacle
The overwhelming enthusiasm of fans has transformed the rest area into a frenzy of activity whenever Ohtani appears. Fans rush to capture photos of the popular player, likening the scene to that of an exotic animal sighting. Stadium staff have been tasked with maintaining order, as fans are escorted back to their seats once the game begins. To the locals, it almost feels like the seating area for the home team has become an “Ohtani Zoo.”
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There are many shots of Otani Shohei eating sunflower seeds in the rest area. (Photo taken from Twitter @fullcountmlbc2)
Major League Baseball (MLB) Angels Japanese star Shohei Ohtani suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and inflammation of his right oblique muscle. Yesterday (17th) the team placed him on the disabled list, announcing that this season ends early. Although Ohtani will not play, he still appears on the court as usual. Today (18th), he was working as a hitting coach in the dugout and eating melon seeds. The sight of fans taking pictures made The Angels feel like a zoo.
Shohei Ohtani suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on the 24th of last month, and his pitching was shut down for the season, but he continued to play as a batter. on the 5th of this month due to right abdominal oblique muscle tightness, missed 11 games in a row and was nowhere to be seen on the court On the 16th, it was reported that all his lockers had been emptied, raising suspicion from the outside Until yesterday, he was placed on the disabled list, declaring the season to be ending prematurely.
However, Shohei Ohtani is not idle during the holidays. Even if he stays in the area the rest of these two days, he is full of hits. You can see him acting as a hitting coach, discussing and giving advice to teammate Zach Neto, Phil Nevin said Ohtani will give advice to his teammates before and after the game, and even in the strike zone. In addition, Otani was also photographed in the rest area, eating melon seeds and chatting with friends. In addition, because the large water bottle he used to have with him “appeared in the trash can,” Otani switched to drinking bottled water today.
Fans of the Facebook group “Angels (Otani Sho Platform Bay Fun Team)” shared that as soon as Otani appeared, everyone seemed to see an exotic animal rushing forward to take pictures. rushed to the back of the rest area to take pictures. , when the game started, the staff at the site rushed people back to their seats, and even sent stadium security personnel to patrol the stadium. They joked that the seats of the home team of the local Angels appeared to have become “Otani Zoo.”
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