Shohei Ohtani Placed on Injured List, Season Over

Shohei Ohtani of the AL Angels has been placed on the injured list (IL), effectively ending his season, according to Major League Baseball’s official website ‘’. Ohtani, who had an exceptional single season, suffered an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow last month, preventing him from pitching. Although he continued to play as a hitter, Ohtani experienced discomfort in his oblique muscle during batting practice before a game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th, and was subsequently unable to take the field.

As a pitcher this season, Ohtani demonstrated impressive stats with 23 games, 10 wins, 5 losses, 132 innings pitched, 50 runs (46 earned), 66 walks, and 167 strikeouts, resulting in an ERA of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.06. Additionally, he had an outstanding batting record with 151 hits, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, 102 runs, a batting average of 0.304, and an OPS of 1.066 in 135 games.

Teammate Carlos Esteves expressed his disappointment for Ohtani, acknowledging the effort he put into his recovery. Esteves praised Ohtani’s dedication and encouraged him to continue giving his best. Another teammate, Patrick Sandoval, spoke highly of Ohtani’s professionalism and growth, appreciating his influence on the team.

After this season, Ohtani will enter the free agent market. Despite the impact of his elbow injury on his contract negotiations, it is anticipated that he will still receive a record-breaking deal. The Angels’ manager, Phil Nevin, expressed his desire for Ohtani to stay with the team, stating that it would mean the world to him and the Angels organization. Nevin emphasized Ohtani’s compatibility with the team and the positive influence he has had on younger players.

In conclusion, Ohtani’s season has come to an early end due to his injury. However, his outstanding performance has caught the attention of both his teammates and the league as a whole. As he prepares for free agency, it remains to be seen where Ohtani’s future lies, but his impact on the Angels and the game of baseball has been undeniable.

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[마이데일리 = 김건호 기자]”It feels like having the world.”

Shohei Ohtani (AL Angels) was placed on the injured list (IL) on the 17th (Korea time). Major League Baseball’s official website ‘’ announced the season out, saying, “Ohtani, who had the best single season in Major League history, was placed on IL on the 10th. He will miss the rest of the season. “

Ohtani has not been on the mound since suffering damage to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow last month. It was possible for him to appear as a hitter, so he continued to come to the plate, but he felt discomfort in his team during batting practice before the game against the Baltimore Orioles on the 5th. I had an oblique muscle injury. In the end, Ohtani could not be seen in the stadium after that.

As a pitcher this season, Ohtani recorded 23 games, 10 wins, 5 losses, 132 innings, 50 runs (46 earned), 66 runs, 167 strikeouts, an ERA of 3.14, and a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) from 1.06. He finished the season with an impressive batting record of 151 hits, 44 home runs, 95 RBI, 102 runs, and a 0.304 batting average and 1.066 OPS in 135 games.

Ohtani left the locker room after the game against the Detroit Tigers on the 16th. ‘’ said, “Carlos Esteves saw Ohtani collecting his belongings from his locker.”

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“Ohtani was working hard to come back,” Esteves said. “It’s a shame it’s a disappointment for him,” Esteves said. “He knows what decisions to make. I told him I have a lot of respect for him, and it’s amazing to watch what Ohtani is like. He plays every day. “Give it the effort. I told him, ‘Don’t change, just do the same.'”

“It’s been a blessing to watch Ohtani grow and become who he is,” said Patrick Sandoval, who sat next to Ohtani in the locker room. in shape; “Watching the way he does things is enough. He is very professional and I respect him.”

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Ohtani will enter the free agent market after this season. He is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery due to an elbow injury. According to, Ohtani’s elbow injury will likely affect his free agency contract, but he is still expected to sign a record contract in the free agent market.

Angels manager Phil Nevin hopes Ohtani stays with the Angels. “I want it,” he said. “Everybody on the Angels wants Ohtani, but there are 30 teams that want Ohtani. If he came back, it would mean the world to me.”

“I think Ohtani fits in well with our players and our club. He has helped a lot of these young players,” he said. “There is a comfortable place here. If I went somewhere else, I would have a comfortable place ” “He has to leave. Of course I want him to come back,” he added.

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Reporter Kim Geon-ho
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