Los Angeles Angels designated hitter and pitcher Shohei Ohtani was voted the American League’s outstanding player, the union said Thursday.
Ohtani hit .304 with 44 homers, 95 RBIs and 20 stolen bases and went 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA and 167 strikeouts in 132 innings. His pitching season ended Aug. 23 because of a torn elbow ligament, an injury that will keep him from the mound until 2025. His hitting season ended Sept. 3 due to an oblique strain.
Ohtani is expected to be the top player on the free agent market.