Shohei Ohtani's Locker Cleared Out, Angels to Provide Update on Future

Shohei Ohtani, a player who can both hit and pitch for the Los Angeles Angels, missed his 11th game in a row on Friday. He is likely to miss more games, because his locker was emptied out after the game.

Shohei Ohtani is not sure if he will stay with the Los Angeles Angels. After the Angels lost to the Detroit Tigers, reporters noticed that Ohtani's personal belongings were gone. Some of his things were even in the trash.


When reporters asked about Shohei Ohtani's status, the Angels' officials met for 30 minutes before telling the reporters that they would wait until Saturday to give an update. This includes the general manager, Perry Minasian.

Shohei Ohtani hurt his elbow on August 23rd and cannot pitch anymore this season. He has also been out of the lineup since September 4th because his side hurts.

Shohei Ohtani can choose to play for any baseball team after the World Series. The Angels spent money to buy new players at the trade deadline to help Ohtani win a championship for the first time and maybe convince him to stay with the Angels, but it didn't work.

Earlier this month, Shohei Ohtani's agent said that Ohtani would need a medical procedure at some point, but he didn't say when or what the procedure would be.

The fact that Ohtani's locker was cleaned out makes sense if he is going to have surgery soon. But the Angels usually announce when a player is going to have surgery before it happens. So people are confused about why they haven't announced anything yet.

Shohei Ohtani's agent said that Ohtani plans to play next season, even if it's just as a designated hitter (DH). He can still do everything he needs to do to be a DH, including hitting, running, and sliding.

Ohtani was at the ballpark before Friday's game and tried to hit in the batting cage to see if he could play. But now it seems like he may have already played his last game for the Angels.