Two-way Angels star Shohei Ohtani is scheduled to take on Saturday or Sunday with the Blue Jays, but his start will be driven due to blistering problems, manager Joe Maddon said after winning the Blue Jays 7-5 on Thursday. 11 opportunities.
Ohtani played on the pitch at TD Ballpark before the game, but still felt a blister on his right middle finger that left him struggling to begin the exhibition with the Dodgers on March 29, he said after the start on Sunday that the blister was blistered. His was not a problem, but left an outing after a slow landing at home of the White Sox José Abreu.However, Ohtani was fortunate not to have been injured on that play and left the game due to his number of pitches. The injury has not affected his hit and he is expected to remain in the lineup as scheduled.
“He̵7;s just taking care of the little bumps,” Maddon said. “It’s got a lot better, but that’s what he’s taking care of now. That’s it. We want this to go fully and not be a problem in years. this That is the reason. “
The Angels will start left-hander José Quintana in the regular rest on Saturday and right-hander Alex Cobb in the series finale. It’s too early to know if Ohtani will kick off one of the club’s three games in Kansas City early next week, or whether he will have to wait until the Angels return home for a three-game series against the Twins that begin on the day. 16 April
“I’ll know by early this week if he can,” Maddon said. “We have him in the program to pitch. But I’m not sure if he’ll be ready to throw at that level. “