The Los Angeles Angels placed Shohei Ohtani on the disabled list with a grade 2 sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament and is expected to miss at least a month, the team announced on Friday.
He had an injection of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells on his elbow on Thursday with Dr. Steve Yoon in Los Angeles and will be re-evaluated in three weeks.
Ohtani, who was scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners, had been bothered by a recurring blister problem on his finger that has forced him to be pulled from two starts earlier this season. He was pulled from a start against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday after four innings and during an April 17 start against the Boston Red Sox.
Ohtani is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA and 61 strikeouts over nine starts this season. He is batting .289 with six home runs and a .907 OPS over 129 plate appearances as a designated hitter.
SOURCE: USA Today, Scott Boeck