Latest Shohei Ohtani News

Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani says he is married and his bride is Japanese

Feb. 29, 2024 05:28 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Baseball star Shohei Ohtani has stunningly revealed he's married. Ohtani wrote on Thursday on Instagram in Japanese: “The season is approaching but I would like to announce to everyone that I have gotten married.” He said his new wife was a...

Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws 2 impressive, scoreless innings in MLB exhibition debut for Dodgers

Feb. 28, 2024 18:11 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Even Shohei Ohtani was intrigued by Yoshinobu Yamamoto's exhibition debut Wednesday, making the 30-minute drive through Phoenix suburbs in a white convertible to show his support for a fellow Japanese star, even though he wasn't playing in the game. Yamamoto...

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch this season after major elbow surgery, but he can still hit. Here's why

Feb. 28, 2024 12:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Shohei Ohtani is unique in Major League Baseball history, a two-way Japanese superstar who can excel as a hitter and a pitcher, sometimes in the same game. But for the 2024 season, Ohtani will be just a hitter. That's because Ohtani is recovering from...

Shohei Ohtani shows he's "built differently," slugs 2-run HR in first exhibition game with Dodgers

Feb. 27, 2024 18:56 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani stepped into the bright Arizona sun, carrying the weight of a $700 million contract and the expectations that go with it, before launching a two-run homer in his first exhibition game for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Not a bad way to endear himself...

Yankees pitcher Cortes emerges pain-free from first spring training start after injury-marred 2023

Feb. 26, 2024 18:11 PM EST

Nestor Cortes wasn't exactly nasty in his first spring training appearance, but the New York Yankees left-handed emerged from Monday's game against Minnesota feeling good. After an injury-marred 2023, it's a start. “Everything positive, pitches really crisp,”...

Sho-time! Dodgers say Shohei Ohtani will make his spring training debut Tuesday against White Sox

Feb. 26, 2024 18:01 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Spring training Sho-time starts Tuesday with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Shohei Ohtani will make his exhibition debut with the Dodgers when he serves as the designated hitter for Los Angeles on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. Los Angeles...

Mets pitcher Kodai Senga is dealing with some arm fatigue after throwing at spring training

Feb. 21, 2024 18:16 PM EST

New York Mets right-hander Kodai Senga experienced some arm fatigue after throwing a side session during spring training. Mets manager Carlos Mendoza said Wednesday that Senga was being examined by the team's trainers. Mendoza wasn't sure if the Japanese pitcher would have an MRI. ...

Trout says he wants to stay with Angels. Rendon discusses where baseball ranks on his priority list

Feb. 20, 2024 09:57 AM EST

Mike Trout discussed his future and Anthony Rendon talked about his priorities as the Los Angeles Angels stars spoke Monday when position players started workouts at spring training camps across Arizona and Florida. Trout, a three-time MVP and 11-time All-Star who has played in only...

Ohtani takes live batting practice with Dodgers in his latest step forward in comeback from surgery

Feb. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani took live batting practice with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time this spring training as he recovers from elbow surgery. The Dodgers posted video on social media Monday of the two-time AL MVP homering. Ohtani signed a...

Shohei Ohtani won't play in Dodgers' spring training opener, stays away from live batting practice

Feb. 18, 2024 18:58 PM EST

Shohei Ohtani did not participate in live batting practice Sunday, and his Los Angeles Dodgers spring training debut is on hold. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Ohtani, who is coming back from elbow surgery, will not play in Thursday's opener against the San Diego Padres. The...