av jackky 09 nov 2018, 10:54
Angels manager Mike Scioscia knows about the minor sprain in newly acquired pitcher/hitter Shohei Ohtanis elbow, but he is not concerned.No restrictions with Shohei, Scioscia told reporters Wednesday at baseballs winter meetings. The only understanding we have is really just something Luis Severino Jersey thats behind him. Theres no concern, and theres no restrictions. Hell be full go in spring training.According to a physical obtained by Yahoo Sports, Ohtani received a platelet rich plasma injection in his pitching elbow in October to help heal a Didi Gregorius Jersey small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in the same elbow.The Angels knew of the injury risk and are clearly not worried, probably because this type of injury has historically been manageable. One of the best examples would be with a fellow player out of Japan in Masahiro Tanaka.Tanaka had PRP injections in his elbow to deal with a slight UCL tear in 2014 and has since been able to pitch without having to undergo Tommy John surgery.Scioscia could use Ohtani in a six-man rotation to help with his arm health and the transition to MLB.With Shohei, theres a lot of things were going to Aaron Judge Jersey consider about how many starts hes going to get and where hes going to fit in our rotation, he said. We havent made any determination but certainly something to consider.The Angels could also use Ohtani on the basepaths."I think that if he is going to play baseball, he's going to play baseball," Scioscia said. "Like any player, you want him to go out there and play as aggre sively as they can. So if he's Aaron Judge Cool Base Gray Jersey running the bases, just like the rest of our guys on the team, you want him to you know the bases aggre sively and he does have very, very good Aroldis Chapman Jersey speed."What situations come up where you might be able to utilize his speed, that remains to be seen, but if he's playing baseball and he's DHing and he's on the bases, he's a runner. He's not a pitcher, not a hitter, he's a runner. So we want to apply that."