Angels Confirm Shohei Ohtani Likely Needs Tommy John Surgery

Remember back in June when I said that Angels GM Billy Epler was full of crap when he denied fact that Shohei Ohtani was going to need Tommy John Surgery because he pitched this past Sunday night.

Yeah, well don’t worry about remembering any of it.

Because he does need the surgery after all, as the Angels have basically admitted the team’s attempts to rehab Ohtani’s UCL injury have failed, when they announced yesterday that Ohtani has new damage to his UCL, and the team has recommended Tommy John surgery for the superstar rookie.

And I can’t imagine the 40+ pitches he threw Sunday night against the Astros where everyone on National TV saw the clear drop in the rookie’s velocity helped his situation.

And the slower his pitches traveled, the slower the Angels GM looked.

Source: Larry Brown Sports

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