Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters star Shohei Ohtani will not pitch Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees after a ball struck his right wrist during Saturday's win over the San Diego Padres.
Bollinger noted Ohtani had X-rays on the injury, with test results coming back negative.
Any injury to Ohtani is sure to raise some concern considering he missed time as a pitcher earlier this year because of a blister and made just two starts on the mound in 2020 because of a strained flexor pronator mass.
When healthy, Ohtani is valuable because of his unique skill set as someone who can help anchor the pitching staff and hit home runs as a designated hitter.
As a pitcher, he has a 3.00 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 105.0 innings. As a hitter, he is slashing .264/.363/.623 with 41 home runs and 89 RBI.
In April, he became the first player since Babe Ruth to start a game as the pitcher while also leading the league in home runs.