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2018 Schedule
Do Angels have correct plan for Ohtani? (1:19)
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Wristbands to help Rays catchers manage

Major League Baseball made game-calling more difficult for catchers this winter when it changed the rules governing mound visits. For backstops with the Tampa Bay Rays, things got even trickier when the club announced plans for a four-man rotation to...


BBTN: Polanco Suspension, Altuve Contract, David Ortiz

Before catching up with David Ortiz (30:07), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss the Jorge Polanco suspension, Jose Altuve's new deal and much more (6:57). Plus, the latest installment of Todd Radom's uniform trivia (41:16).

Scout says Ohtani needs to trust himself more (0:57)
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Angels' Ohtani rocked, Scioscia talks 'process'

Shohei Ohtani was rocked for seven runs over 1⅓ innings in his second spring training start for the Angels as team skipper Mike Scioscia deflects questions on whether the two-way Japanese player start is guaranteed a regular-season roster spot.


BBTN: Arrieta To Philly, Ohtani's Struggles, Nats' Rizzo

Before catching up with Nats GM Mike Rizzo (25:59), Buster Olney and Tim Kurkjian discuss the Jake Arrieta signing, whether the Twins had the best offseason, concerns over Shohei Ohtani and more (3:42). Plus, Todd Radom's first uniform trivia question of the season (33:01).

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Shaky Ohtani gives up 6 runs vs. Mexican team

Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani needed 64 pitches to get through three innings Friday and allowed six runs in an exhibition game against the Mexican League's Tijuana Toros.


BBTN: Judge's Derby, Acuna's brilliance, Ohtani, more

Buster Olney and Keith Law discuss Aaron Judge's HR Derby decision, Ronald Acuna's promise, the Dodgers' Ohtani grudge and more (7:19). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:34) and Jesse Rogers on his new book profiling Joe Maddon (34:04).


BBTN: Mental Help Of Spring, Ichiro, Giants' Kuiper

Buster Olney and Boog Sciambi discuss Matt Harvey's focus, Ichiro's return to Seattle, six man rotations and much more (7:11). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (26:40), Inside Heat on the Giants from Duane Kuiper (31:30) and Mariano Rivera weighs in on Goose Gossage (43:52).


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

This is what Shohei Otani looks out to when he comes out for stretch every morning...

Scioscia staying patient with Ohtani (0:43)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mike Scioscia talks about the next steps he's planning for Shohei Otani.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

There is a Shohei Ohtani section of the Angels spring training team store, where you can pick up your very own Shohei Ohtani beach towel.

Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Speaking to the Japanese media this morning, Albert Pujols said that Shohei Ohtani is a "really good kid"who is already getting comfortable in the clubhouse. Pujols admitted with a laugh that the Angels veterans have played a couple of jokes on Ohtani like they would any other rookie.

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Ohtani: Won't feel like big leaguer until opener

While Shohei Ohtani waits for the regular season to arrive, he is honing the schedule he needs to get in work both on the mound and at the plate this spring.


Dan Mullen ESPN.com 

Shohei Ohtani explains that, for now, he won't hit on days he throws bullpen sessions like he is tomorrow but that might not always be the case after he gets used to his schedule.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.26220th
On Base Percentage.32723rd
Slugging Percentage.42320th
Earned Run Average6.3329th
Quality Starts0Tied-11th