MLB: Shohei Ohtani feels ‘good’ after bullpen session and already knows when he will start

MLB Shohei Ohtani feels good after bullpen session and already

The same day that Shohei ohtani Announced as the AL Player of the Month in July, the two-way star was working to get back into the pitching business Monday at Globe Life Field.

Japan’s Ohtani has been the designated hitter for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in each of the past five games despite being hit on his thumb from pitching for an errant foul in the dugout last Wednesday:

He threw a bullpen session before starting as a designated hitter in the series opener against the Texas Rangers. Instead of waiting for the Freeway Series against the Dodgers starting Friday, manager Joe Maddon said Ohtani could pitch in Texas on Wednesday.

As for Ohtani’s hitting, the Major League Baseball home run leader hit 22 of his 37 dingers between June and July, with a 1,186 OPS. He is the first American League Player of the Month in consecutive months since Josh Hamilton in 2012.

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Since the All-Star Game, Ohtani is hitting a .255 plus walking average with four home runs.


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Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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