After being held out of his 11th straight game with a right oblique injury, Los Angeles Angels superstar Shohei Ohtani's Angel Stadium locker was cleaned out Friday, signaling he may be done playing for the season.
The Angels declined to comment on the situation other than to say an announcement would be made Saturday, according to MLB.com. Ohtani has already been shut down for the season as a pitcher after tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Aug. 23.
The 29-year-old, who will hit the free agent market at the end of the season, has 44 home runs and 20 stolen bases while posting a 3.14 ERA with 167 strikeouts this season as the Angels' top pitcher.
The winner of the American League's 2021 MVP Award is the hands-down favorite to win again this season.