The soon-to-be two-time AL MVP is currently still with the Los Angeles Angels.
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Manny Machado Responds to San Diego Padres Criticism and Concerns Shohei Ohtani has been one of the main topics of baseball conversation since he stepped onto the MLB field in 2018. Recently, he has been a major topic of discussion due to his uncertain future signing with the Los Angeles Angels five years ago. The last we had of Ohtani was his locker room being cleaned out with just a few weeks left in the regular season. Ohtani returned from an oblique injury, but many took the news as if his time with the Angels was over for good.
Now we know why Ohtani left for Japan before the season ended when he shared on Instagram that he had a successful procedure on his injured elbow Tuesday morning. Ohtani also mentioned that he is “rooting for his Angels teammates.” Ohtani was expected to undergo surgery in the offseason, so this news comes as no surprise. Ohtani also did not say anything about his future with the team, as he will become a free agent after the season.
Batting by 2024, pitching by 2025 The Angels also sent a statement on behalf of Ohtani’s agent. In it, the doctor who performed Ohtani’s procedure — who also happens to be Aaron Rodgers’ surgeon — notes that Ohtani should be ready to hit by the start of the 2024 season, but he won’t be able to pitch until 2025.
Shohei Ohtani is trying to keep a low profile as he was spotted at the airport JapanMarca English It will be interesting to see if Ohtani’s inability to play all of next season affects his contract negotiations in the coming months.