(Reuters) – Japanese standout Shohei Ohtani, a threat on the mound or in the batter’s box, will initially focus mainly as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels, manager Mike Scioscia said on Tuesday.
“He’s going to get the most looks as a pitcher,” Scioscia told reporters as Ohtani prepares for his first spring training in the Major Leagues.
“If he can pitch to his capabilities, that will always influence your team more than what he would do hitting. But that’s not to say he won’t have a chance to be a difference-maker on the offensive end, too.”
Ohtani’s two-way ability has prompted comparisons …