All eyes will be on Shohei Ohtani when Angels camp opens next week. Ohtani, the Angels’ prized offseason acquisition, will officially kick off his bid to become the Majors’ first two-way star since Babe Ruth when he reports to the club’s training complex in Tempe, Ariz., for the start of Spring Training on Feb. 13. […]
Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of "The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty" Follow on Twitter Shohei Ohtani broke the hearts of executives across the baseball landscape when he picked the Los Angeles Angels over
Major League Baseball is reportedly launching an investigation to determine whether Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani's medical information – which disclosed his elbow injury – was leaked to the press by club officials earlier this week, sources told Buster Olney of ESPN. No specific clubs were cited by Olney as being under investigation. […]
The Los Angeles Angels' prized offseason acquisition, Shohei Ohtani, is dealing with a UCL sprain in his pitching elbow, but the team isn't hitting the panic button. Manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday that the team expects Ohtani to be fine by the time spring training is underway, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. “The understanding we […]
Angels general manager Billy Eppler confirmed on Tuesday that Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow in October, which Eppler described as a “preventative” measure.
Now that Japanese star Shohei Ohtani has chosen to bring his unique two-way talent to Anaheim, one significant question remains: How will the Angels use the right-handed pitcher/left-handed slugger?
MLB players had some fun reactions after they found out that Shohei Ohtani had signed with the Angels.
The baseball world is waiting with bated breath for international two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani to announce which team will gain his services, but his signing might not be the end of the story. MLB officials told ESPN's Buster Olney there could be an immediate investigation into the recruitment and signing process. "The commissioner's attention on […]
After Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani met with the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, it concluded his seventh and final meeting with MLB teams, though it’s unclear when he’ll make a decision on where to sign, reports Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers were the first two teams to […]
Though the Cardinals never anticipated being in the running to land two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, the organization officially learned on Sunday that they are not among the clubs being considered by the free agent.
The Reds and general manager Dick Williams put a lot of time and attention in efforts to recruit Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani. But it appears that they are not one of the finalists to sign the two-way player.