Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the disabled list with a Grade 2 sprain of the UCL, the Angels announced on Friday. The right-hander, who underwent a PRP and stem-cell injection on Thursday with Dr. Steve Yoon in Los Angeles, will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
The righty was forced to exit four innings into his Wednesday start against the Royals after a blister that first troubled him during his April 17 start against the Red Sox flared up again.
Ohtani allowed a run on four hits and three walks to Kansas City before heading to the dugout.
The 23-year-old ranks among MLB's biggest storylines, as he's excelled both on the mound and at the plate like few have ever done before. Ohtani is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA and has held opponents to a .202 batting average in nine starts as a pitcher, while also hitting .289 with six home runs and a .907 OPS over 129 plate appearances as a designated hitter or pinch-hitter. He is the first player to regularly appear as both a pitcher and hitter full-time since Babe Ruth a century ago.
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