The Japanese media are also pouring out sadness and anger at the elbow injury of Ohtani Shohei (29, LA Angels). Arrows also point to the poor management of the Angels, which wasted Ohtani’s talent.
Ohtani started the first game of the doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds on the 24th (Korean time), but was knocked out with 26 pitches in 1⅓ scoreless innings. 2nd inning 1 out 1 base Christian Encarnacion-Strand After throwing the 5th ball at bat, his expression became distorted, and after sending a sign to the dugout, he went down the mound. 바카라사이트
Initially, the Angels club announced the reason for the replacement as ‘arm fatigue’, but as a result of the MRI examination between the first and second games of the double header, he was diagnosed with a ruptured medial collateral ligament (UCL) in his right elbow. Perry Minassian Angels general manager declared after the game that “Ohtani will no longer pitch this season.”
After receiving a second opinion on the condition of his elbow, he will also decide whether to undergo surgery in the future. Most pitchers with UCL ruptures undergo Tommy John surgery. It is difficult for Ohtani to avoid Tommy John surgery unless he completely gives up pitching. The second Tommy John surgery after October 2018, the first year he joined the Angels, is likely.
Regarding Ohtani’s injury, the Japanese media’The Digest’ criticized the Angels club under the title,’The Angels’ inaction, which was once again revealed due to Ohtani’s elbow ligament injury, and the owner’s fault for wasting precious talent’, criticized the Angels club and said, ‘Superhuman performance with two-hitters’ Ohtani, who has been doing , but his body was not a superhuman, but a human.”
Then, the media said, ‘Shoulder and elbow injuries inevitably follow pitchers, but were there any problems with the operation of the Angels club? At the beginning of joining, it was managed to prevent overuse, such as not sending it to the game the day before and the next day, but at the request of Ohtani himself, such restrictions were removed from 2021. Since then, he has fully blossomed as a pitcher, but this time, the laissez-faire caused a great disaster.”
The media said, ‘Ohtani entered the season with momentum after running full in the WBC. Aside from batting, there were many difficulties in pitching from May. The sweeper, who showed absolute power at the beginning of the season, has led to many home runs since May, and the number of walks has also increased. Other than that, it was clear to anyone that he was in a bad condition, such as blistering his fingers or having cramps,’ he pointed out the incompetence of the Angels club.
The media continued, ‘Ohtani’s strong will to travel is the biggest reason, but the Angels also needed to appoint him as a full-time starter in order to catch Ohtani, who will become a free agent after the season. It is because the absolute condition for renewing the contract with Ohtani was to go out in the postseason and show the ability to aim for the championship in the near future.” The Angels managed to survive in the wild card competition until the middle of the season and strengthened their power, but after that, their strength declined. Ohtani’s elbow also screamed as the postseason advance became hopeless. If the team’s power had been a little stronger, wouldn’t Ohtani’s injury have been prevented?’
Furthermore, the media said, ‘The reason why I thought this way was that the Angels were so indecisive after Ohtani was recruited. While Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon were generously given super-large, long-term contracts, they almost neglected to reinforce starting pitchers, a weakness. Even if it was reinforced to some extent, it had to not exceed the luxury tax limit, so a half-season continued. They were indifferent to organizational reconstruction and reinforcement, and only after Ohtani’s FA got closer, they immediately nominated a large number of full-time university students in the draft, and promoted them to the major leagues one after another without sufficiently nurturing them in the minors.’
Lastly, the media said, “To be honest, it is hard to find such a lax franchise these days.” But Moreno has already left enough stigma behind him. Trout and Ohtani have never made it to the postseason while having the best duo in major league history. If layers of inaction eventually force Ohtani to undergo a second Tommy John surgery, Moreno will surely be remembered as one of the worst owners ever.”