“I don’t really feel like it’s ahead of schedule”: Shohei Ohtani’s Bold Preseason Goal Revealed: Star Player Shares Insights on Rehab and Aims for ’50 At Bats’

Shohei Ohtani, the multi-talented superstar of the Los Angeles Dodgers, has provided the public and media with an update on his recovery status ahead of the upcoming season. Ohtani, who intends to bat 50 times in the preseason to prepare for the regular season beginning in Korea, gave a confident speech at a recent press conference.

Shohei Ohtani opens us about his rehab as star targets

Speaking through his interpreter, Ohtani denied that he was healing faster than expected but acknowledged the positive trajectory of his recovery:

“I think we’re on track, which is excellent, and so far my body is responding pretty nicely. Everything is proceeding as it should.”

During the Dodgers’ Wednesday practice, Shohei Ohtani demonstrated progress.

Following his participation in his second batting practice, the 29-year-old player emphasized the importance of real at-bats over computer simulations. Shohei Ohtani displayed his strength during practice with a strong ground ball to the right side of Dodgers lefty Ryan Yarbrough, despite only seeing six pitches.

Ohtani disclosed that he intends to finish 50 at-bats during spring training in order to be ready for the regular season. Ohtani intends to use the indoor pitching machine of the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of his preparation.

“I think I have more than enough time to get 50 at bats, I can simulate it with the machine, but I have to do live at bats, I have enough time.”

The legendary two-way player expressed satisfaction with his body’s response to the rehabilitation. He reported that his body was reacting to the swing as it should have and that he felt comfortable at the bat.

Ohtani, who will not be playing in this week’s Cactus League games, is certain he will be ready for the Dodgers’ season opener against the San Diego Padres in Korea on March 20. Without a doubt, Shohei Ohtani is a guy to watch closely as he attempts to have a successful rookie campaign with the Dodgers.