No Ohtani, no problem! Angels use stand-in on team photo day

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2023-09-06 04:25:56  • 3 mins

On Los Angeles Angels' team picture day, Shohei Ohtani, the team's biggest star, was notably missing due to oblique soreness.

However, the Angels didn't let this be an issue for them by employing a clever stand-in for the absent MVP candidate.

Ohtani's absence creates photo day surprise

Team picture day is a cherished tradition in the world of baseball, however, when your biggest star can't make it due to unexpected circumstances, a creative solution is in order.

Shohei Ohtani, the Angels' extraordinary two-way player, was unable to attend the team's photo day as he continued to be evaluated for oblique soreness that surfaced the day before.

In a playful and lighthearted move, the Angels decided to keep Ohtani's presence alive, quite literally.

A body double, described by the team as "very tall in the front office, name not to be discussed," was dressed in

Ohtani's iconic No. 17 jersey and took his place in the outfield lineup alongside the rest of the players. This not-so-secret stand-in added a touch of humor to an otherwise routine event.

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