ANAHEIM — Shohei Ohtani is going to need another day or two before his next start after a freak accident.
Ohtani was sitting in the Angels’ dugout on Wednesday when a foul ball came shooting into the dugout. Ohtani put his hands over his head to protect himself, and the ball clipped his right thumb, Manager Joe Maddon said.
“It’s sore,” Maddon said on Friday. “There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just sore. It may require an extra day.”
After Maddon explained what happened, the Angels did scratch Ohtani from his scheduled start in the series finale against the Oakland A’s on Sunday. His next start has not been scheduled yet. The Angels open a four-game series in Texas against the Rangers on Monday.
Top pitching prospect Reid Detmers, who was to be recalled to take Andrew Heaney’s spot in the rotation, will start on Sunday.
Ohtani has continued to hit since hurting his thumb.
COBB TO IL
Although the Angels said that Alex Cobb missed his start on Thursday night because of a blister, on Friday the Angels placed Cobb on the injured list because of right wrist inflammation.
“The blister happened and the day after or the day after that they were trying to throw again and all of the sudden he felt something in his wrist,” Maddon said after Friday’s game. “It was originally the blister and then it morphed into the wrist.”
Maddon said he had no timeline for how long Cobb might be out. He said Dylan Bundy is likely to take Cobb’s next turn in the rotation.
The Angels recalled left-hander José Quijada and right-hander James Hoyt to take the roster spots of Heaney and reliever Tony Watson, who were both traded…
Taylor Ward was placed on the Triple-A injured list with a non-displaced rib fracture suffered on a swing on Thursday night. There was speculation after Ward was removed from the Salt Lake game on Thursday that he was being traded.
Angels (RHP Jaime Barria, 1-0, 6.23 ERA) vs. A’s (LHP Cole Irvin, 7-9, 3.62), Saturday, 1:05 p.m., Bally Sports West, 830 AM
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