Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani Leaves Game Due To Back Tightness

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

Los Angeles Dodgers' designated hitter Shohei Ohtani exited Saturday night's game against the San Diego Padres early due to back tightness. 

Ohtani, who went 0 for 3 with a walk before leaving, was replaced by pinch-hitter Kiké Hernández in the ninth inning. 

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts stated that Ohtani's back tightened up before his fourth at-bat, prompting the decision to remove him from the game with the Dodgers leading 5-0.

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

Roberts expressed minimal concern but hinted that Ohtani might sit out Sunday's game as a precautionary measure. 

Ohtani, who signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Dodgers last December, has been one of the top hitters in the league this season, boasting a 1.090 OPS and a .352 batting average, with 11 home runs and 27 RBIs.

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Source: AP News 

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