Shohei Ohtani of the Major League Baseball Angels has decided to avoid the starting pitching of the athletics game scheduled for the 18th of Japan time because he felt tension in his right arm with catch ball.

This was revealed by Angels coach Maddon at a pre-match press conference on the 17th of Japan time.

According to Maddon, Otani felt tension in his right arm with the catch ball the day before, so he will avoid the starting pitching for the athletics match scheduled for 18th Japan time.

Otani was throwing 49 balls, which is more than usual, with a changing ball in the catch ball the day before.

Maddon said he was "undecided" about his next pitching schedule and said, "I have no plans to see a doctor at this time. I think it's not an injury but a tiredness at the end of the season. I'm not thinking. "

Otani, who has hit nine wins as a pitcher and 44 home runs as a batter so far this season, is approaching one more win until the first "double-digit win, double-digit home run" in 103 years since Babe Ruth.

For the first time in the 4th year of the Major League Baseball, he played dual wielding in throwing throughout the year, played 138 games as a batter, and started pitching in 21 games as a pitcher, so there was concern about the accumulation of fatigue.

For the White Sox match on the 17th of Japan time, we will participate in the 3rd designated hitter.

Angels Pitcher Coach Emphasizes mild illness

Angels coach Wise said of Otani's condition: "Arm tension is common with other pitchers towards the end of the season when they get tired. We'll keep an eye on what's going on." He emphasized that he was mildly ill.