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Angels’ Shohei Ohtani departs with groin tightness

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May 1, 2022; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) runs to first base as he hits into a double play against the Chicago White Sox during the seventh inning at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani left Sunday’s game against the host Chicago White Sox in the ninth inning with right groin tightness.

Ohtani, the reigning American League MVP, did not have a hit in three at-bats as the Angels’ designated hitter. He drove in a run on a third-inning ground out and had a walk.

In his final at-bat, Ohtani grounded into a 1-6-3 double play while sprinting hard through the first-base bag. Jack Mayfield replaced Ohtani as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning.

In 21 games this season, Ohtani is batting .228 with four home runs and 12 RBIs. In five seasons with the Angels, he is a .263 hitter with 97 home runs with 259 RBIs.

Ohtani last pitched on Wednesday against the Cleveland Guardians, giving up two runs on five hits over five innings to earn the victory and improve to 2-2. His next turn on the mound was expected to take place Tuesday on the road against the Boston Red Sox.

–Field Level Media