‘Injury sidelined’ Ohtani returns after 8G, will start at 2-DH

Shohei Ohtani (29, LA Angels) is back after missing time with a recent oblique injury. For the second time in eight games, he will start at designated hitter.

The Angels will host the Seattle Mariners at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA on April 12.

Ahead of the game, the Angels announced their starting lineup, which includes Ohtani. Ohtani will start in his traditional No. 2, designated hitter role.

This will be his first start in eight games since April 4 against the Oakland Athletics. Ohtani missed a three-game series against the Baltimore Orioles and a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians.

Previously, Ohtani missed the Baltimore game with a right oblique strain after five days of batting practice. This led to speculation that Ohtani could be out for the season.

However, a medical examination revealed that the injury was not serious. As a result, Ohtani was not placed on the disabled list, and he started the game. 바카라
Before his injury, Ohtani was batting .304 with 44 home runs, 95 RBI, 102 runs scored, 151 hits, a .412 slugging percentage and a 1.066 OPS in 135 games this season.

If he hits three more home runs in the remaining games of the season, he will break his own single-season home run record, which he set in 2021.

The Angels have 18 games left on the schedule, including this one. If Ohtani’s bat explodes, he could still reach 50 home runs.

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