First, the organization announced there was more damage in the pitcher's UCL than expected and ligament replacement surgery was the obvious recommendation. No surprise there. We probably could have seen that coming months ago.
Second, Ohtani homered twice against Texas in a four-hit performance, and stole a base. Again, no surprise there. Ohtani is awesome.
He is not, however, healthy enough to pitch and he and the Angels have some decisions to make. One would presume Ohtani is not going to pitch in a big league game again until 2020, but it is still not resolved whether he will perform as a batter.
Fantasy managers needs answers and they need them quickly! Ohtani is the No. 31 option on the full-season Player Rater, despite barely pitching the past few months. What does the future hold for him?