Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has been a one-way player since June 6, which is the last time he pitched for his team.
On Thursday, manager Mike Scioscia announced Ohtani will finally once again start Sunday, against the Houston Astros.
Shohei Ohtani makes his return to pitching Sunday in Houston. #Angels
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) August 30, 2018
He’ll be matched up against Gerrit Cole on Sunday Night Baseball at Minute Maid Park.
No pressure, right?
Before suffering the injury to his elbow, the rookie was having a strong season as a pitcher. He posted a 4-1 record with a 3.10 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and had 61 strikeouts in 49.1 innings of work.