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Ohtani, first Angels player named All-Star as position player, pitcher

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Add another chapter to Shohei ohtani logbook.

The Los Angeles Angels The two-way star has made history once again, becoming the first player in MLB history to be selected to the all-star game as a pitcher and position player.

Ohtani had already been named an All-Star starter as the AL team’s designated hitter when his name appeared on the pitching list Sunday. The 26-year-old Japanese star, who also pledged to participate in the Home Run Derby in Denver this month, got the go-ahead from his manager, Joe Maddon, to pitch and hit in the All-Star Game. .

The historic day didn’t stop there for Ohtani, who also equaled the record for most home runs in a single season by a Japanese-born player on Sunday, reaching his league-leading 31st in 81 games.

Ohtani has a .278 batting average for the season, with a 1,067 OPS and 66 RBIs. He also has a 3.60 ERA and a 1,267 WHIP in 60 innings and 12 games as the Angels’ starter.

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