Major League Baseball plans to investigate whether a rival team official leaked the private medical information of new Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani, a source confirmed.
ESPN first reported MLB’s intentions.
On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports published excerpts of a recent physical examination Ohtani underwent in Japan that revealed a first-degree sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow of his prized right arm. Such sprains, or small tears, are quite common among professional pitchers, but the report caused consternation.
All interested teams received a copy of Ohtani’s physical, the contents of which were intended to be kept confidential. Any leak from a league...
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