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Shohei Ohtani will not need surgery

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He will definitely hit this season, and he may pitch.

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Good news on the Ohtani front: he will not need Tommy John surgery, according to General Manager Billy Eppler.

The PRP injection is working and he will be taking batting practice very soon, hopefully returning to game action in the near future.

He will be reevaluated in approximately three weeks’ time.

Celebrate responsibly, Angels fans.

Shohei Ohtani will not, barring complications (knocking on all the wood), need Tommy John Surgery and will return to in-game action this season. He will not miss the 2019 season as it stands.