Angels clear Shohei Ohtani to resume hitting

Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to hit and will resume batting practice immediately, general manager Billy Eppler said Thursday.
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Eppler said Ohtani had an MRI Thursday that noted improvement in his ulnar collateral ligament and said he expected to continue to see progress.

The GM declined to address whether Ohtani would pitch again this season, saying the 23-year-old will see doctors again in three weeks and the Angels will give a further update at that point.

Ohtani last played June 6, starting against the Kansas City Royals. He DeMarco Murray Youth Jersey left that game after four innings with a blister. While being treated for the blister, he mentioned he was feeling some tightness in his elbow. He had an MRI the next day, which revealed that the UCL in his right pitching elbow had progressed from a Grade 1 strain to a more serious Grade 2 level.

The right-hander won four of his first five decisions before his DL stint while striking out 61 batters in 49 1/3 innings. He was batting .289 with six home runs and 20 RBIs.

[Comeau] is not the most vocal guy, but when he says something, everyone listens, Avs coach Jared Bednar said during the playoffs, according to The Denver Post. It’s invaluable to have a handful of guys that our younger guys look up to that have been there before.

Comeau has bounced between five teams over a 12-year career, also playing for the Islanders, Flames, Blue Jackets and Penguins. He has 121 career goals and 164 career assists.

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