ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Japanese star Shohei Ohtani is out of the starting lineup for the Los Angeles Angels' game against the New York Yankees.
Ohtani is day to day with a mild left ankle sprain after the two-way sensation got hurt trying to beat out a grounder in the fifth inning of Los Angeles' 4-3 victory Friday night. He homered against Luis Severino earlier in the game.
The 23-year-old Ohtani was set to face countryman Masahiro Tanaka for the first time in the majors. The two played against each other in Japan in 2013 when Ohtani was a teenager. He never had a hit against Tanaka, Saturday's scheduled starter for the Yankees.