Los Angeles Angels star Shuhei Ohtani left his game against the San Diego Padres early with a coach due to a possible finger injury. The Angels lost 8-5.
Ohtani threw over five innings against the Padres, giving up five runs, seven hits and four walks. He left the game after allowing a homer to Jake Cronenworth.
The former MLS MVP started the game an extra day, after his departure was delayed by a day due to a cracked toenail.
When the team’s coach examined Ohtani, both men seemed to be focused on one finger. After the game, he announced that he had no plans to participate in the All-Star Game.
The Angels were down 5-1 when Otani left. The Angels got bad news earlier in the day when fellow star player Mike Trout was placed on reserve with a broken wrist. The three-time MLS Player of the Year is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Ohtani, the 2021 MLS Player of the Year winner, is in for another MVP-worthy campaign three months later. He leads the American League in home runs (31), triples (5) and total bases (217) after playing 85 games.
As a pitcher, Ohtani posts a 3.02 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 95.1 innings pitched heading into Tuesday’s game.
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