Injury forces Shohei Ohtani to sit out remainder of the season

In Major League Baseball, a strained right oblique muscle has put an end to Japanese two-way star Ohtani Shohei's season.

The Los Angeles Angels announced on Saturday that Ohtani was placed on the 15-day injury list, and that he will miss the remaining 14 games. Earlier in the day the team's management had said Ohtani was placed on the 10-day injured list.

Ohtani was injured during a pre-game batting practice on September 4. Since then, he missed 11 games.

This season Ohtani batted .304 with 44 home-runs, 95 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases in 135 games.

He leads the American League in homers and ranks 4th in both the batting average and RBIs.

Ohtani pitched 23 games, earning a 10-5 record with a 3.14 earned-run average in 132 innings.