Sho-Stopper: Shohei Ohtani headed to DL with UCL sprain
ShoTime is bound for the disabled list.
His injury was initially reported as a blister but, on Friday, the club announced Ohtani has been diagnosed with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament).
He will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
“For the next 48-72 hours, he’ll just be completely recovering and not active,” Angels GM Billy Eppler said in a conference call with reporters. “And then, after that time period, he’ll be on a strength and conditioning regiment conducted by our staff.”
Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL. He underwent a PRP and Stem Cell injection yesterday with Dr. Steve Yoon in Los Angeles. He will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks and we will update his plan of care at that time.
— Angels (@Angels) June 8, 2018
Ohtani was also chased from his start vs. Boston on April 17 with a blister after just four innings of work.
Ohtani, who’s hitting .289 with 6 home runs and 20 runs batted in 114 at bats, holds a 4-1 record with a 3.10 earned run average, 61 strikeouts and 20 walks.
The Angels open a 3-game series with Minnesota tonight on FOX Sports West.
Angels announce Shohei Ohtani to be placed on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the UCL.
He will be re-evaluated in 3 weeks pic.twitter.com/1Yd9Vw3Wth
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) June 8, 2018