Say It Ain’t Shohei: Ohtani Needs Tommy John Surgery

The good old days. Courtesy of the Angels.

Read it and weep, Angels fans: Shohei Ohtani needs Tommy John surgery.

The Halos announced the sad fact via Twitter today.

The pitching and hitting double-threat from Japan had previously said he felt good after his most recent start on Sunday.

Then came a report he suffered a sore back and elbow unrelated to the injury that took Ohtani off the mound earlier this season.

Now this: reconstructive surgery on his right elbow.

Pitchers have successfully come back from Tommy John surgery, and at 24 Ohtani has time on his side.

In the meantime, time to switch gears: Go Raiders!

Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.

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