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Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani Will not Take Half in 2024 MLB Residence Run Derby amid Harm Rehab

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II July 3, 2024 Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani will not take part in the 2024 Home Run Derby as he continues his rehab from a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. “I’m in the middle of my rehab progression, so it’s not going to

Dodgers’ Shohei Ohtani Will not Take Half in 2024 MLB Residence Run Derby amid Harm Rehab

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJuly 3, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 02:  Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondback in the seventh inning at Dodger Stadium on July 02, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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Los Angeles Dodgers famous person Shohei Ohtani won’t participate within the 2024 Residence Run Derby as he continues his rehab from a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his proper elbow.

“I am in the midst of my rehab development, so it isn’t going to appear to be I will be taking part,” Ohtani instructed reporters by an interpreter on Tuesday night, per Beth Harris of the Related Press.

Ohtani was a star hitter and pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels earlier than leaving the Halos for the Dodgers in free company final offseason, however he’s solely serving as a delegated hitter this 12 months as he rehabs from the elbow harm.

So his Derby absence looks like the prudent transfer to keep away from a possible re-injury as he continues his sensational season (27 residence runs, 64 RBI, 1.048 OPS).

Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts seems on board with Ohtani sitting out the Derby.

“He signed up right here to assist us win a championship, and nothing ought to get in the way in which of that,” Dodgers supervisor Dave Roberts mentioned on Ohtani, who’s on the primary season of a 10-year, $700 million deal.

“In some other regular scenario the place he wasn’t rehabbing, I believe he would like to take part. I do know that it is weighed heavy on him, however I do suppose the rehab course of is one thing that in the end makes him really feel higher about bowing out,” Roberts mentioned.

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The Dodgers have sorely wanted Ohtani’s manufacturing this 12 months with the workforce lacking seven-time All-Star Mookie Betts with a broken left hand since June 17. The preliminary return timeline on Betts was six-to-eight weeks, so it is doable Betts is out into August.

Shedding Ohtani for any period of time as properly could be disastrous for the Dodgers, as they’d be with out their prime two WAR (wins above alternative) leaders. So enjoying it secure looks like the correct transfer because the first-place Dodgers proceed their march towards the playoffs.

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