Shohei Ohtani Blasts 2 HRs vs. Rangers Despite Elbow Injury

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2018

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 05:  Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels runs the bases after hitting a homerun against the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 5, 2018 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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As it turns out, it's possible to hit dingers with a damaged UCL.

Los Angeles Angels phenom Shohei Ohtani proved that Wednesday night.

Just hours after the Angels announced a recent MRI showed new UCL damage and Tommy John surgery would be recommended, Ohtani went deep against the Texas Rangers...twice:

Angels @Angels

Consecutive games with a home run for #ShoTime! #Angels 6, Rangers 0. https://t.co/8EDGV064CO

Angels @Angels

We don't mind if you binge watch this Sho. 😏 https://t.co/fuqdla0oxg

Ohtani now has 18 home runs and 47 RBI on the season while serving as the designated hitter part-time. The right-hander is also 4-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 10 starts on the mound, striking out 63 in 51.1 innings.