Although we won’t be seeing him for a while still, Shohei Ohtani appears to be close to throwing off a mound. According to Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic, Ohtani is throwing out to 180 feet right now, and should be getting off a mound pretty soon.
According to pitching coach Mickey Callaway, Ohtani is going to come in and pick up throwing intensity at about 60 feet before he goes off a mound. They have a schedule in place with him, but with the start of the season in limbo there’s no need to rush anything back just yet.
In a conference call with reporters, Callaway also talked about Angels manager Joe Maddon, giving him some pretty high praise. “(Maddon is) one of the most creative individuals I’ve ever been around,” Callaway said. “He’s making sure that we all stay in touch in fun ways.”
Read more about what Callaway had to say about Maddon and the latest Angels news here.
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