Ohtani May Start Throwing Practice In Late March

Ohtani may start throwing practice in late March

Major League Baseball star Shohei Ohtani says he may start throwing the ball in late March if his rehabilitation goes as planned.

The two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels spoke to reporters on Wednesday in Arizona, where his team is in preseason training.

Ohtani is recovering from surgery on his right elbow last October. He is not expected to pitch during the upcoming season, and is set to play only as a batter.

Ohtani said he hopes to start playing catch 0toward the end of the current camp training. He said he will work out several training programs.

He is currently weight training and swinging the bat without actually hitting the ball.

Angels' manager Brad Ausmus said last week that Ohtani may be back in the batting order as early as May.