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Ohtani records 5 K's in first spring start (0:28)
Upton blasts a dinger to left as Angels tie A's (0:17)

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani faced 10 batters, struck out 5 of them and got a nice applause as he walked off the field. He issued a couple of walks and 3 extra-base hits, but his stuff looked good and he was around the strike zone. Huge difference from what we saw last summer, and thus, a win.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani struck out the side in the first inning, working around a 3-1 walk to Matt Chapman and a double on a hard grounder Elvis Andrus was out in front on. Ohtani didn't seem to command the breaking ball great — to me, at least — but that's common in dry Arizona.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Shohei Ohtani will make his spring debut as a pitcher against the A's today and will go two innings. He has hit triple-digits in live batting practice and looks a lot more comfortable. Angels manager Joe Maddon expects him to be amped and just wants to see a repeatable delivery, which eluded him last summer.

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Indians prez: 'Not able to' comment on Callaway

Chris Antonetti, Indians president of baseball operations, said Wednesday that he couldn't comment on Mickey Callaway during MLB's sexual harassment allegations.

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Report: Indians knew about Callaway complaints

Despite public statements to the contrary, the Indians were made aware of complaints about Mickey Callaway's behavior while he was the team's pitching coach, according to The Athletic.

Ohtani: Velocity topped out at 97mph (0:54)
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Ohtani hits 97 mph during live batting practice

Saying that the "rules are -- there aren't going to be any rules" with Shohei Ohtani's usage this season, Angels manager Joe Maddon is optimistic about the veteran's prospects on the mound.

Trout talks with MLBPA chief Clark daily with current CBA expiring soon (0:50)
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Trout talks to Clark 'once a day' amid CBA push

Mike Trout says he speaks with MLBPA executive director Tony Clark "probably once a day" as the union and MLB approach a critical juncture regarding negotiations for a new CBA.

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Jays to start season in Florida due to COVID-19

— The Blue Jays expect to split the home portion of this year's regular-schedule among their spring training complex in Dunedin, Florida, their Triple-A ballpark in Buffalo, New York, and the Rogers Center in Toronto.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Joe Maddon watched Shohei Ohtani throw 95-plus mph in videos of his offseason bullpen sessions and raved about his mechanics. The Angels continue to speak very highly of him going into 2021. "God he looked magnificent," Maddon said. "He looked confident."

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

No word yet on the status of Mickey Callaway as Angels manager Joe Maddon conducts his press conference ahead of spring training. Callaway was suspended two weeks ago after allegations of sexual misconduct. Bullpen coach Matt Wise will be acting as pitching coach in the interim.

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.9323rd
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
Batting Average.25814th
On Base Percentage.3855th
Slugging Percentage.46412th