Shohei Ohtani has been essentially ruled out for the remainder of the season as a pitcher, but he still wants to be a two-way player in hte future.
"If it comes down to them telling me to just focus on hitting or focus on pitching, I will listen," Ohtani said through an interpreter on Wednesday, two days after being diagnosed with a Grade 1-2 strain of the flexor pronator mass in his pitching arm. "But ideally, I would like to leave the window open for me to do both."
Ohtani has contributed only 53⅓ innings as a pitcher in his MLB career.
Ohtani suffered a Grade 2 sprain of his ulnar collateral ligament in June 2018, then underwent Tommy John surgery four months later.