Shohei Ohtani of the Angels is free to start on Wednesday as planned.

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Shohei Ohtani is a star pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels. His hand is feeling better, and manager Phil Nevin said he will pitch against the San Francisco Giants at home on Wednesday as planned.

Ohtani only pitched four innings Thursday night when the Seattle Mariners beat them 5-3. This was because his pitching hand and fingers cramped up. He said that his right middle finger hurt the most.

The star had a finger blister and a fingernail problem for a few starts last month, but Nevin said those problems aren’t related to the cramping Ohtani had Thursday night.

Ohtani, who has the most home runs in the major leagues with 40, was the designated hitter for the game against Seattle on Saturday night. He didn’t get a hit in four at-bats and struck out twice. The Angels lost 3-2, making it their fifth straight loss.

Nevin said that Ohtani hasn’t asked for a day off, even though it might help him.

Nevin said, “He wants to be out there.” “He takes excellent care of himself. You can’t tell when a cramp will happen, especially in his middle finger like last night.”

This report was put together with help from The Associated Press.

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