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UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 5:17 p.m.

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani facing Tommy John surgery after new damage

The Los Angeles Angels say Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has new damage in his right elbow and Tommy John surgery has been recommended. The Angels said Ohtani had an …


What to watch for Sunday in MLB: Angels’ Ohtani returns to mound, Nola vs Lester

Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani is set to pitch again, and will start against the Astros at Minute Maid Park. The two-way sensation from Japan hasn’t been on the mound in …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

The Sho goes on! Shohei Ohtani set for pitching return Sunday night

Shohei Ohtani is a two-way player again. Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced the Japanese rookie sensation will start for Los Angeles on Sunday night for the first time since spraining …


Angels’ Shohei Ohtani to throw bullpen session Saturday

Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani will throw a bullpen session Saturday in the latest significant step in the two-way sensation’s return to the mound. Ohtani hasn’t pitched since June …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

MLB capsules: Shohei Ohtani has first 2-homer game in majors as Angels beat Indians

Shohei Ohtani hit two home runs in a game for the first time in the major leagues, and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Friday night.


UPDATED: Tue., July 3, 2018, 10:31 p.m.

Mariners beat Angels for eighth consecutive victory

Wade LeBlanc allowed one run over seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 on Tuesday night for their eighth straight victory.


Shohei Ohtani cleared to begin hitting after elbow shows healing

Shohei Ohtani’s elbow injury has healed enough that the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way star can begin a hitting program immediately.


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 6:39 p.m.

No Shohei Ohtani, but Mariners spend their stash of international dollars on Taiwan, Australia prospects

The Seattle Mariners apparently still had plenty of international slot dollars from their offseason buildup when they were chasing two-way star Shohei Ohtani from Japan.


Angels’ Shohei Ohtani headed to DL for sprained elbow ligament

Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the Los Angeles Angels’ disabled list with a sprained elbow ligament, potentially derailing the two-way sensation’s remarkable rookie season.


Angels push back Shohei Ohtani’s next outing as starting pitcher

The Los Angeles Angels are pushing back Shohei Ohtani’s next outing as a starting pitcher to manage the workload of the two-way rookie, meaning he’ll miss a much-anticipated showdown at …


John Blanchette: Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout take wind out of Mariners’ bluster

If they could have rustled up 23-year-old Felix Hernandez to go head-to-head with 23-year-old Shohei Ohtani, then they might have had something.


Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout deliver big-time in Angels’ 8-2 win over Mariners

Shohei Ohtani returned from a sprained ankle and took a shutout into the seventh inning while outpitching Felix Hernandez, Mike Trout hit his 12th home run and the Los Angeles …


Angels’ Shohei Ohtani set to return to mound Sunday against Mariners

Shohei Ohtani is set to make his return to the mound after being announced as the Los Angeles Angels’ starter for Sunday’s series finale against Seattle. He went through a …


Shohei Ohtani expected to make next start for Angels despite blister

Shohei Ohtani is expected to make his next start for the Los Angeles Angels after the Japanese two-way sensation was limited to two innings in his third career start Tuesday …


MLB capsules: Shohei Ohtani’s 3-run triple leads Angels to 7-1 win over Royals

Shohei Ohtani hit a bases-loaded triple in Los Angeles’ five-run seventh inning, helping the Angels beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 on Thursday night in Kansas City, Missouri for their …


Shohei Ohtani eager for more as Angels balance work for 2-way star

Shohei Ohtani eagerly bounces into the cage when it’s his turn during batting practice – and then puts on an impressive show knocking balls high and deep into the outfield …


MLB capsules: Jake Arrieta struggles in debut with Phillies

Jake Arrieta (0-1) lasted just four innings in his Philadelphia debut, allowing three runs – two earned – and three hits while striking out five as the Miami Marlins defeated …


Shohei Ohtani hurls 7 superb innings, Angels beat A’s 6-1

Shohei Ohtani seemed to be the only person in Angel Stadium who wasn’t incredibly impressed while he mowed down the Oakland Athletics’ first 19 batters in order. Ohtani threw seven …



MLB roundup: Shohei Ohtani homers as Angels pound Indians 13-2

Shohei Ohtani hit his first major league home run in his first Angel Stadium at-bat, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Cleveland Indians 13-2 on Tuesday night in Anaheim, …


Shohei Ohtani wins pitching debut, leads Angels over A’s 7-4

Shohei Ohtani could exhale, at last having made it through a whirlwind week and not one, but two separate debuts in the big leagues.


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Opening day highlights: White Sox’ Matt Davidson homers three times vs. Royals

Matt Davidson became the fourth player in major league history to homer three times on opening day, and the White Sox homered six times total against the Kansas City Royals.


Shohei Ohtani to make MLB pitching debut Sunday for Angels

Two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to make his major league pitching debut Sunday when he starts for the Los Angeles Angels in their fourth game of the season at …


Norman Chad: Sure, Shohei Ohtani is good, but what about Willie Smith?

Couch Slouch: Who among us is not rooting for the Babe Ruth of Japan, Shohei Ohtani, other than perhaps the Bambino himself from the great beyond?


Spring Training Roundup: Shohei Ohtani rocked for 7 runs and 7 hits over 1 1/3 innings

Shohei Ohtani was rocked for seven runs and seven hits over 1


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Shohei Ohtani has mixed results in first pitching start with Angels

Shohei Ohtani didn’t quite dazzle in his spring pitching debut with the Los Angeles Angels.


Shohei Ohtani reports to Angels with physical, swings and long toss

Two-way standout Shohei Ohtani is already busy at the spring training with the Los Angeles Angels. Baseball’s big offseason prize took swings in a batting cage before going onto the …


Shohei Ohtani bids farewell to Japan fans ahead of Angels adventure

Los Angeles Angels-bound Shohei Ohtani bid farewell to fans of his former Japanese club on Monday as he sets off to join his new Major League Baseball team.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 6:16 p.m.

Angels: Shohei Ohtani’s sprained elbow will be healed by spring

The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder. Ohtani agreed Friday …


After losing out on Shohei Ohtani, this is who Jerry Dipoto, M’s could target next

So now what? The sting of losing Shohei Ohtani still lingers for the Mariners. To put that much effort, time, resources and emotion into wooing one player only to see …