Angels’ Shohei Ohtani removed from game with arm fatigue

Angels' Shohei Ohtani removed from game with arm fatigue

Aug 23, 2023; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Shohei Ohtani (17) leaves the field during the second inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Angel Stadium.
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Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani was removed from his pitching start — and the game — during Wednesday’s matinee against the Cincinnati Reds with what the team said was arm fatigue.

Ohtani left the game entirely, too, replaced in the lineup at designated hitter by Nolan Schanuel in the 2-hole.

Ohtani hit a two-run home run in the first inning to get the Angels on the board. He also struck out two batters as he worked the second inning but was taken out of the game following a mound visit by an Angels trainer. He threw 26 pitches in 1 1/3 innings.

Ohtani’s 44th homer in the first inning against Reds starter Andrew Abbott put him on top of the major league lead by one over Atlanta’s Matt Olson.

On the mound, Ohtani is 10-5 with an ERA of 3.14.

—Field Level Media

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