Shohei Ohtani, a two-way sensation for the Angels, tore his UCL and will miss the rest of the 2023 campaign.
According to GM Perry Minasian, Shohei Ohtani's 2023 pitching season is over due to an elbow UCL tear.
Ulnar collateral ligament injury during doubleheader against Reds revealed via imaging in between games.
Ohtani abandoned the first game due to "arm fatigue," but MRI showed a torn UCL.
Minasian expresses disappointment but has faith in Ohtani's resiliency.
Ohtani, a pending free agent, underwent Tommy John surgery after suffering a similar UCL damage in 2018.
Ohtani's status as a batter is still listed by Minasian as "day-to-day" for the second game.
His free agency price will be impacted by the unclear possibility of surgery to heal the tear.
2021 MVP Ohtani, who led the AL in home runs and had an ERA of 3.14, is in line to win awards.