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Video of Shohei Ohtani Throwing in Pouring Rain Shows How Dedicated He Is For Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Monday game against the New York Mets was postponed due to rain — but that isn’t stopping Shohei Ohtani from continuing his throwing program. Neither is a hamstring strain.

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Ohtani, who spoke to reporters and provided an update on his progression before Monday’s game was postponed, was spotted throwing in the bullpen at Citi Field as pouring rain fell from the New York sky.

Here’s a video, courtesy of our Dodgers Nation X/Twitter page:

Ohtani said he has recently started throwing from 60 feet, and has even reached 80 mph. He isn’t expected to pitch in 2024, but should be back in 2025.

“Usually anywhere from 60-70 pitches, in that distance,” Ohtani said through his interpreter regarding what his throwing program looks like right now. “Just continuing to increase the distance and the pitches, and just seeing where that goes. I’m not quite sure how far I’m going to go out there, but that’s the progression.”

Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Camras

Noah is an Editor for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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  1. Go, Dodgers team, stop insecurity. If someone on your team is higher than you, just play for the team, not for yourself.. Keep fighting for the team’s?????????? .

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