Mike Scioscia

Angels: Ohtani's sprained elbow will be healed by spring

The Los Angeles Angels knew Shohei Ohtani was recovering from a sprained elbow before they agreed to a minor league contract with the Japanese right-hander and outfielder.

"I think that's past him, and our understanding is there is no restrictions at all going into spring training, and he'll get down there in plenty of time and be ready to go," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Wednesday at the winter meetings.

Ohtani agreed Friday to a minor league contract for a signing bonus of $2,315,000, according to details obtained by The Associated Press. That was the entire amount remaining in the Angels' international bonus signing pool of $6.96 million for the signing...