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Shohei Ohtani has Grade 1-2 forearm strain

It looks like we won’t see him on the mound for some time

Houston Astros v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Shohei Ohtani’s season as a pitcher isn’t off to a good start. After two brutal starts to begin the year, Ohtani was experiencing discomfort in his throwing arm yesterday and got an MRI after the game. Here’s the latest report from the Angels.

Don’t worry. I’m just like you and had no idea what any of that means. Luckily we have Jeff Passan who is able to explain it and hopefully make it a little easier to understand.

So, while it’s not ideal news for the 26-year-old, it definitely could have been a lot worse. The good news for the Angels is that he’ll still be able to hit in the lineup. When we can see him on the mound again is a different question.