Los Angeles Angels catcher prospect Logan Ohope (23) suffered a fatal injury that was close to a season out.
On the 25th (Korean time)안전놀이터, MLB.com, the official major league media outlet, said, “Angels prospect Ohopei’s promising debut season is in danger of ending as soon as it begins. Ohope suffered a torn labrum in his left shoulder last Sunday and is expected to miss four to six months.”
Ohope is a prospect ranked first in the Angels and 47th in the major leagues based on the MLB.com prospect rankings. He made his big league debut last season and is batting 2.8 3 Lee (15-for-53) with 4 homers, 13 RBIs, and an OPS of .886 in 16 games this season.
Ohhopi, who was showing off a good performance, felt discomfort in his shoulder during last weekend’s series against Boston. He subsequently suffered pain while swinging in an away game against the Yankees and was substituted.
“I feel like I’m swallowing a bitter pill,” said Ohope, who regretted it. “I did my best to prevent this from happening. What I’ve been telling myself over the past few days is that just being sad doesn’t help.”
“Obviously he got off to a good start and the future is bright,” said Angels general manager Perry Minassian. The best thing to do for him, for his career and for our club is to recover from the injury and make things right. He has a chance to be a very good player.”
Ohhopi also worked as a battery with Shohei Ohtani, the best star in the major leagues. Ohtani looked at Ohhopi and said, “It’s amazing. He doesn’t just have a long shot and hit a ball on a good course, but he seems to go in with a goal. If possible, I want to ease the burden of defense so that I can focus on hitting. When I pitch, I also sign the type of pitch. I want to get rid of anxiety. When I play the game, I wonder if breathing will fit better naturally,” he said, expressing his desire to help the young promising catcher.