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INTERVIEW: Ohtani Voices Desire to Play in World Series

INTERVIEW: Ohtani Voices Desire to Play in World Series

   Tokyo, Dec. 5 (Jiji Press)--Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani has expressed a desire to play in the World Series, after his successful major league rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels.
   Speaking in an interview with Jiji Press in Tokyo on Tuesday, the two-way sensation said he "really enjoyed" his first season that earned him the 2018 American League Rookie of the Year award.
   After a stunning display as a pitcher-slugger, Ohtani, 24, played solely as a hitter late in the season after damaging his right elbow. He underwent Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1, a day after the end of the regular season, to repair the ulnar collateral ligament injury.
   The Angels came in fourth place in the American League West, finishing the season in September. Ohtani said he watched playoffs the following month on television after having the surgery.
   "The teams going to the World Series have one more month to play," Ohtani said. Watching the series on TV with a cast on the right elbow "made me want to play baseball until late October," he said.

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