TL;DR news on Shohei Ohtani at February 19, 2023

And by now, almost halfway through a season that continues to meet even the highest expectations for Ohtani, Butterfield is well practiced with his response. Ohtani did what? OMG look at that. Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres hit consecutive RBI singles to tie it before Ohtani struck out Rougned Odor on a splitter, finally getting his first out on his 30th pitch. Angels manager Joe Maddon strolled out to the mound and removed Ohtani, who slumped at the shoulders. Angels manager Joe Maddon wants Ohtani to do both in the July 13 midsummer classic in Denver and has discussed it with Tampa Bay skipper Kevin Cash, who will manage the American League squad.