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On the afternoon of this September 19, the player of the Los Angeles Angels Shohei Ohtani He reported on his Instagram account that he underwent surgery on his throwing elbow. Although it is not yet known what surgery was performed, it is speculated that the famous Tommy John operation.
In mid-August, in one of his starts, the Asian player felt discomfort in his right elbow. Hours after that discomfort, the California team doctors reported that he had suffered a tear in his tendon in his right elbow.
Although there was a lot of speculation about whether he would continue playing or not, he himself Ohtani He commented that he would continue playing as a designated hitter. He remained there for several games until he injured his right oblique and was therefore placed on the injured list for the remainder of the season.
A couple of days ago, several journalists reported that the Japanese star had vacated all his belongings from his locker in the Los Angeles clubhouse. Angels. This action makes it clear that the player was disassociating himself from the organization for the rest of the campaign.
On one occasion the player had already submitted to the tommy john surgery and by the beginning of the following season he was playing only as a designated hitter.
We will have to wait for other information to be known, but for now the player remains a free agent and it is time to see which organization decides to hire him for the coming seasons.