Update on Shohei Ohtani: pic.twitter.com/hZ8RJJzEdN
– Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) 3 août 2020
The club have issued a statement saying the overall pitching progression schedule for the injury is 4-6 weeks.
Ohtani, 26, will remain with the team and his designated hitter status remains overnight.
The two-game player has only made two starts this season and struggled in both, recording just five strikeouts in those games while giving up seven earned runs on three hits.
Ohtani’s command was a problem both of his starts as he walked more hitters (8) than players he took out.
In 2018, the two-way Japanese star made the leap to Major League Baseball, his 22 home runs, .285 batting average and 3.31 wpm average were good enough to earn him AL Rookie of the Year.
An injury kept him from playing throughout 2019, but his bat remained valuable, he hit 18 home runs and hit 62 points in 106 games as a designated hitter.
In six games this season, Ohtani has struggled at home too, hitting just 0.148 and hitting nine times in 28 appearances at home plate.