Angels’ Ohtani placed on DL with UCL injury

Los Angeles Angels two-way standout Shohei Ohtani was placed on the disabled list with a Grade 2 strain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, the team announced on Friday.

Ohtani will be re-evaluated in three weeks.

Ohtani, who pitches right-handed, underwent platelet-rich plasma and stem cell treatments on Thursday, according to the Angels.

The Japanese standout departed Wednesday’s start against Kansas City after four innings due to what the team termed a blister issue.

Ohtani, 23, is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA in nine starts as a pitcher. He has stuck out 61 batters in 49 1/3 innings.

He also is batting .289 with six home runs and 20 RBIs in 34 games as a designated hitter.

–Field Level Media