Decision on Ohtani’s first game still being mapped out

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Angels manager Mike Scioscia says the spring training game plan for Shohei Ohtani is still being mapped out.

On Tuesday, Scioscia said Ohtani will throw a bullpen session on Thursday and a decision will be made after that on when the multi-talented Japanese pitcher/hitter will make his first appearance in a spring training game.

Scioscia wouldn’t rule out a weekend appearance, saying only “we’ll see,” but said it’s unlikely Ohtani would make any pinch-hitting appearances early in spring training.

Ohtani, followed by a horde of Japanese reporters and TV crews, has been the major subject of attention since pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s training facility in Tempe last week.

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