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Shohei Ohtani

Shohei Ohtani to play DH 'every day unless he needs a break..."

by Dave Kluge | Angels Correspondent | Thu, Aug 6th 2:53pm EDT

Shohei Ohtani is back in the Angels lineup for Thursday and GM Joe Maddon said "We’ll get him out there as much as possible. I anticipate every day unless he needs a break or we’re facing a real tough lefty." (Mike DiGiovanna on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Ohtani's dreams of being a dual threat on the mound and in the batter's box are done for the year, but Maddon wants to get him as many possibilities at DH as possible. With Albert Pujols able to play first base and Jo Adell getting the callup to play center field, this could be bad news for Justin Upton who appears to be the odd man out in this situation. Adell will play everyday center, Pujols will be at first, and Ohtani will take DH duties. Ohtani's bat alone probably isn't enough to garner a slot on your fantasy roster but if he ends up their everyday DH and batting cleanup that could change.

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