The Angels were recently (again) eliminated from containment for a place in the postseason despite having the best player in the entire league; and with the season officially lost, certain decisions can now be made to rebuild with a view to another season in 2020.
Angels announce that Shohei Ohtani will undergo surgery Friday in Los Angles to address a bipartite patella in his left knee. A general schedule for this procedure is 8-12 weeks for full recovery, per the team.
– Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand)
September 12, 2019
One of these decisions was to send Shohei Ohtani to surgery and end his season, since according to information from Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Angels have announced that the Japanese will miss the remainder of the campaign because it will be underwent an operation on the knee.
The Angels estimate that Ohtani will be ready to return to exercise within 8 to 12 weeks, beyond what the season lasts and will be ready to make his return to the Spring Training of 2020.
Ohtani did not launch this season because he underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of 2018, and concentrated only on serving as the team's designee, and finished with 18 home runs, 62 RBIs and .286 on average.