Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was struck on his proper elbow pad by a pitch within the first inning of Sunday’s loss to the Seattle Mariners.
While Ohtani remained in that sport, the Angels scratched him from his scheduled house begin Monday evening in opposition to the Tampa Bay Rays. Per an ESPN story, left-hander Jose Quintana will take the bump in Ohtani’s place versus the Rays.
Ohtani has one win in three begins with zero losses, a 3.29 ERA and 23 strikeouts throughout 13.2 innings of labor this season. According to ESPN stats, he’s one behind the MLB lead in house runs hit with eight on the marketing campaign.
It’s unclear if the 26-year-old might be obtainable to bat Monday evening or when he’ll take the mound for his subsequent begin.
The Angels started the week at 13-13 total and in fourth place within the American League West standings, 2.5 video games behind the main Oakland Athletics (17-12).