Angels Target Mid-May For Shohei Ohtani\'s Pitching Return

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Angels Target Mid-May For Shohei Ohtani\'s Pitching Return 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:37 pm

Shohei Ohtani won\'t be ready to pitch in the Major Leagues until at least mid-May, according to Billy Eppler.

Ohtani is recovering from elbow and knee surgeries.

After having Tommy John surgery in October 2018, Ohtani contributed to the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 as a designated hitter. He then had season-ending surgery last September to address a rare condition in his left knee.

\"The knee surgery pushed back his rehab and his throwing progression to complete the Tommy John rehab protocol,\" Eppler said. \"So we\'re targeting about a mid-May return on the mound. He will be able to begin the season as a DH, pending no other unforeseen things happening.\"


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