Sho-Off! Angels’ Shohei Ohtani named AL Player of the Week

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Shohei Ohtani, the Angels‘ rookie star, was named the American League Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

During five games last week, Ohtani batted .474 with 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 4 walks, one double, one triple and 8 runs scored.

For the season, Ohtani is hitting .291 with 19 home runs, 53 RBI and 8 stolen bases.

Also, as a right-handed pitcher, Ohtani netted a 4-2 record with a 3.31 earned run average and 63 strikeouts in 2018.

However, Ohtani must now weigh Tommy John surgery to offset the damage to the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) in his right elbow.