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Shohei Ohtani wants to remain a two-way player

by Brendan Tuma | Angels Correspondent | Tue, Sep 29th 10:17am EDT

Shohei Ohtani says he still wants to be a two-way player moving forward. (

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Ohtani underwent Tommy John surgery in 2019 and lasted just two starts before experiencing some problems. He was ultimately shut down as a pitcher but kept serving as the Angels' DH, hitting .190/.291/.366 with seven homers. Now three years into the Ohtani era, it is legitimately fair to ask if he would be best utilized as a full-time hitter. This will likely be an offseason storyline, but as of now Ohtani wants to keep doing both. "I feel the exact same way about being a two-way player as I did in the past," said Ohtani. "I just need to get past me being able to throw without any worries or any setbacks, and once I get through that point, I think everything's going to fall in place."

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