When will Shohei Ohtani play for Dodgers?

Shohei Ohtani, the dynamic two-way player, is gearing up for his spring training debut with the Los Angeles Dodgers after recovering from offseason elbow surgery. While he won’t be pitching in 2024 due to his recovery process, Ohtani will continue to showcase his impressive batting skills.

The highly anticipated spring training debut for Ohtani with the Dodgers is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, in an exhibition game against the White Sox. This marks a significant moment for Ohtani as he transitions to a new team and aims to make an impact with his bat.

Despite the excitement surrounding Ohtani’s debut, the Dodgers are taking a cautious approach to ensure his long-term health and well-being. Manager Dave Roberts emphasized the importance of trusting Ohtani’s judgment and allowing him to gradually return to full-time action.

Ohtani’s readiness to play reflects his dedication to his recovery process and his determination to contribute to the Dodgers’ success in the upcoming season. Fans can expect an electrifying performance from Ohtani as he steps onto the field in Dodger blue for the first time.

Here’s a look at the Dodgers’ upcoming spring training schedule, including Ohtani’s debut game:

  • Feb. 27: White Sox at Dodgers, 3:05 p.m. (local time) at Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Arizona

As Ohtani prepares to showcase his talent on the field, Dodgers fans eagerly await his debut and anticipate the impact he will make during the spring training season and beyond.