Shohei Ohtani to be a two-way player when play resumes

Getty Images

Angels GM Billy Eppler told the press today that Shohei Ohtani will be pitching and hitting as soon as camp begins and, barring any setbacks, should be a two-way player from the outset of the 2020 season.

Ohtani’s original timetable of recovery from September 2018 Tommy John surgery was going to have him starting the season as a DH only, but the multiple months delay to play means that he can be a two-way threat for the entire season, such as it is.

As a hitter, Ohtani posted a line of .286/.343/.505 with 18 home runs, 62 RBI, 51 runs scored, and 12 stolen bases across 425 trips to the plate.