Ohtani registers 97 mph during batting practice session
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Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani said Wednesday that he hit 97 mph on the radar gun while pitching to his teammates during camp, according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.

"I was mostly in the zone with my fastball," Ohtani said through his interpreter. "There's a little brushing up. I need to be more precise, but with this being my first session, I was pretty happy with it."

The 26-year-old added, "There are few things different with the mechanics. But I think the biggest thing is my elbow feels much better compared to last year."

Ohtani pitched just 1 2/3 innings last season before a forearm injury sidelined him for the rest of the campaign. He missed all of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery.

The 2018 AL Rookie of the Year posted a 3.31 ERA, 1.16 WHP, and 11 K/9 in 10 starts that year.

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