Shohei Ohtani is expected to miss at least one start because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.
According to MLB.com, a stint on the disabled list also is a possibility, which would sideline him as a DH (.289/.372/.535 with six homers and 20 RBIs) as well.
Shohei Ohtani is expected to miss at least one start due to a blister on his pitching hand, source says. A trip to the disabled list is possible. @MLBNetwork @MLB
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) June 8, 2018
Ohtani, 23, left his start Wednesday against the Royals after four innings of one-run ball with the injury.
He also left a start April 17 against the Red Sox with a similar issue.
The MLB rookie pitcher/slugger did not miss any time with the blister after that start, but he did miss one his next time through the rotation.
Ohtani has a 3.10 ERA in 49 1/3 innings pitched this season. He is allowing a .202 batting average against in his nine starts.
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