WBC'2017: Otani Out as Pitcher for WBC

An ankle injury will prevent fans from witnessing the 100 mile per hour fastball from Shohei Otani at the World Baseball Classic. He could still be available as a hitter if his ankle can improve. If the ankle does not improve he could drop out of the tournament completely, leaving Japan without one of the best players in the tournament.

WBSC Premier 12' 2015: Otani stymies Korea to help Japan win Premier 12 opener

Shohei Otani silenced the powerful South Korea lineup and benefited from some timely hitting by his teammates, as the Japan national team began its quest for the championship in the inaugural Premier 12 with a 5-0 win at Sapporo Dome on Sunday night.