[8/17/2016] Shohei Otani is not yet ready to take the mound

Shohei Otani threw forty-five pitches to a squatting catcher during pre-game practices on August 16. Pitching coach Masato Yoshii told reporters there was no way he was going to take the mound this week because the pitcher is struggling with his mechanics. He also said they had to be careful with him because they also needed to make sure he was healthy enough to hit, since they cannot afford to lose his bat as well.

Source: Sanspo 8/17/2016

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