Tommy John surgery

CHICAGO | Shohei Ohtani homers again, Angels beat White Sox 5-2

CHICAGO — Nothing seems to bother two-way star Shohei Ohtani at the plate. Not bad news. Not a hard-throwing, up-and-coming left-hander. Ohtani homered for the third straight game after learning he will probably need Tommy John surgery, launching a three-run shot to cap the Los Angeles Angels‘ four-run third inning in a 5-2 victory over … Continue reading CHICAGO | Shohei Ohtani homers again, Angels beat White Sox 5-2

CHICAGO | Angels’ Ohtani plans to keep hitting, no decision on surgery

CHICAGO— Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani says he plans to finish this season as the team’s designated hitter and hasn’t decided yet if he’ll have Tommy John surgery. The 24-year-old rookie maintains he’ll be able to return next season as a DH, even though he might not be able to throw again until … Continue reading CHICAGO | Angels’ Ohtani plans to keep hitting, no decision on surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas | After arm surgery recommended, Ohtani has big night at plate

ARLINGTON, Texas — Shohei Ohtani homered twice on a huge night at the plate after getting bad news about his pitching arm, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 9-3 on Wednesday. Perhaps headed for Tommy John surgery, the two-way rookie sensation went 4 for 4 with three RBIs, four runs and a … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | After arm surgery recommended, Ohtani has big night at plate

ARLINGTON, Texas | Angels’ Ohtani facing Tommy John surgery after new damage

ARLINGTON, Texas— The Los Angeles Angels say Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has new damage in his right elbow and Tommy John surgery has been recommended. The Angels said Ohtani had an MRI on Wednesday in Texas that revealed the problem in his ulnar collateral ligament. Ohtani had been scheduled to throw a light bullpen … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Angels’ Ohtani facing Tommy John surgery after new damage

LEADING OFF: Pirates go for 12th straight, eyes on Eovaldi

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: STEEL CITY STREAK The Pirates aim for their 12th straight win in a series finale against Cleveland. Pittsburgh pounded starters Corey Kluber and Shane Bieber for seven runs apiece in the first two games of the series. Starling Marte has a career-high 17-game hitting streak, and … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Pirates go for 12th straight, eyes on Eovaldi

MILWAUKEE | Brewers LHP Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for year

MILWAUKEE  — The Milwaukee Brewers’ injury-plagued rotation took another hit Monday when lefty Brent Suter said he would have Tommy John surgery that will end his season. “It was pretty crushing news, but I’m kind of starting to accept it a little bit,” Suter said before the Brewers played Washington at Miller Park. “It’s tough … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Brewers LHP Suter to have Tommy John surgery, out for year

High-priced, established pitchers could be on the move soon

From aces to closers, pitchers will be on the move this month. Teams trying to make a push for the postseason are always looking to add new arms. There are some big names available on the trade market who can make a difference in the starting rotation or bullpen. Here are 10 pitchers — five … Continue reading High-priced, established pitchers could be on the move soon

OAKLAND, Calif.  | Rays’ Eovaldi stellar in return from Tommy John surgery

OAKLAND, Calif.  —Even though he knew it was the best move to make, Tampa Bay right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was not happy when Kevin Cash pulled him after six innings. He even had to be prodded to shake his manager’s hand. Coming off a second Tommy John surgery, Eovaldi understood why. He just didn’t like it … Continue reading OAKLAND, Calif.  | Rays’ Eovaldi stellar in return from Tommy John surgery