Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels has decided to avoid the fourth starting pitcher of this season scheduled for the raise match on the 3rd.

Otani received a dead ball near his right elbow in the first at-bat in the first at-bat in the Mariners game on the 2nd, when he played as the second designated hitter.

I wore armor on my elbows, but at the moment the ball hit, I was worried about the condition because I could see him crouching and screaming.

Although he made a full appearance as a designated hitter in the match on the 2nd, after the match, Angels coach Maddon said that he would "judgment by looking at the condition of the day" regarding the pitching on the 3rd.

As a result, the Angels announced that Otani would avoid the fourth starter of the season, six hours before the start of the match.

On the other hand, it is not yet clear whether Otani will play as a batter in the match on the 3rd.