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Perry Minasian on Shohei Ohtani: ‘He’s going to help us win games in a lot of ways’

Among the challenges that lie ahead for new Angels general manager Perry Minasian is how to properly utilize Shohei Ohtani, who had a disastrous 2020 third season in the majors.

Ohtani hit just .190/.291/.366 with seven home runs in 44 games as a batter. His pitching was limited to two short starts, allowing seven runs while recording a total of five outs. It was a far cry from the dynamic two-way player who ran away with the American League Rookie of the Year award in 2018, posting a 151 OPS+ with 22 home runs plus a 127 ERA+ in 51u2154 innings on the mound.