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Los Angeles Angels two-way rookie Shohei Ohtani will be re-evaluated within the next three weeks to gauge progress in his recovery from a sprained ligament in his right elbow.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced the slight adjustment to Ohtani’s timeline Monday before his club opened an interleague series against Arizona.

Scioscia also said the Angels are ”very optimistic” about Ohtani’s prognosis. The Japanese star has been simulating swings with a bat in his left hand and participating in strength training and running for the past three to four days. A right-handed pitcher and left-handed batter Niles Paul Jersey , he won’t throw for at least two more weeks.

Ohtani is ”doing as much as he can without impacting his elbow,” Scioscia said.

The Angels initially said Ohtani would be re-evaluated within three weeks after his injections of platelet-rich plasma and stem cells. That procedure occurred June 7, one day after the Grade 2 sprain was discovered.

Scioscia said Monday the checkup will happen ”in two to three weeks,” indicating the Angels might not take the next step in Ohtani’s recovery until July.

”We’re not quite there yet,” Scioscia said. ”But I think within the two- or three-week range from now, when he’s evaluated, we’ll certainly have an idea of what you can add to his workload, what he’s able to do. Get an idea where exactly the healing process is, quantify it, and we’ll have an idea.”

Ohtani hasn’t played since June 6, when he left a start after four innings due to another blister on his fingers. The Angels subsequently discovered the strained ligament and took quick steps in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery for their prized rookie.

Scioscia declined to speculate about whether Ohtani could continue his career as a designated hitter if he was unable to pitch for a prolonged period.

”(When) we talk about Shohei, it’s really two different players,” Scioscia said. ”And one does not necessarily impact the other unless he was doing both at the same time, like when he’s pitching and he needed days off to recover and then he could hit.”

Ohtani, who turns 24 next month, is off to an outstanding start in his first stateside season as baseball’s most successful two-way player in decades. He is 4-1 with a 3.10 ERA on the mound, and is batting .289 with six homers and 20 RBIs during 30 starts as a designated hitter.

The Angels have been on the road since Ohtani’s injury was discovered, but they returned to Anaheim on Sunday night to begin their only week at home until July.

”Initially, he was obviously very disappointed (by the injury),” Scioscia said. ”I think that as he’s gone through this first week of therapy Donte Moncrief Jersey , I think he’s come to grips with it and understands exactly what the process will be. The medical staff and Dr. (Steve) Yoon are very optimistic, so we’ll evaluate in two to three weeks, get a better idea.”



All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wasted little time turning his attention to Jacksonville’s next playoff game.

He also knew everyone else wanted to look back at that Week 5 matchup at Pittsburgh.

”I’m sure they’re thinking that game was a fluke,” Ramsey said.

The Jaguars (11-6) will try to prove it wasn’t when they return to the Steel City next week.

Jacksonville’s latest defensive gem – a 10-3 victory against Buffalo (9-8) on Sunday – set up a rematch with the Steelers (13-3).

The Jaguars stunned Pittsburgh in the first meeting, a 30-9 win in which Ben Roethlisberger threw five interceptions, was sacked twice and finished with the lowest passer rating of his career.

”The game was a great illustration on if we play the way we’re capable of playing, then we can beat anybody like that,” Jaguars cornerback Aaron Colvin said.

”We know they’re going to be motivated. Ben said it earlier in the week or whenever that he wanted to see us again, so we know we’re going to get their best shot. But at the same time, they’re to get our best shot, too.

”Whenever somebody gets our best shot, it hasn’t turned out too good for people.”

The Bills experienced that first-hand in Sunday’s AFC wild-card game.

Tyrod Taylor completed 17 of 37 passes for 134 yards, with an interception, against the NFL’s best pass defense . LeSean McCoy carried 19 times for 75 yards, but a third of those came on one run . McCoy also had 44 yards receiving.

Jacksonville’s offense was even more inept.

Blake Bortles completed 12 of 23 passes for 87 yards, with a touchdown. Bortles was off all day, but made up for it with his legs . He ran for 88 yards, becoming the second starting quarterback in the past 25 years to win a playoff game with more rushing yards than passing. Atlanta’s Michael Vick also did it against the St. Louis Rams in the 2004 playoffs.

”That’s usually not ideal for a quarterback,” Bortles said.

It was enough Sunday, at least with a defense this stingy.

”I think we should hold every team to zero because that’s just the kind of defense we are D.J. Hayden Jersey ,” Colvin said. ”Teams are going to move the ball and make plays, but at the end of the day, we’re the most dominant defense in the league. We’ve got to hold teams to zero.”

They might need to if Bortles and the league’s top rushing offense don’t play better.

Leonard Fournette ran 21 times for 57 yards against a defense that had been giving up nearly 125 a game. It didn’t help that Bortles misfired early and often.

He put together one decent drive, making as many plays with his feet as his arm, and capped it with a 1-yard scoring pass to backup tight end Ben Koyack on a gutsy, fourth-and-goal call.

”Kind of reference it to a pitcher,” Bortles said. ”You go out and something is not right, you don’t have a fastball, you don’t have a curveball. You have to find another pitch to be able to land and be successful and get guys out. That’s kind of the same thing playing quarterback.”

Here are some things to know about Jacksonville’s victory over Buffalo:

MCCOY GOES: McCoy topped 100 yards from scrimmage for the first time in his playoff career. ”I’m proud of the way LeSean rose to the occasion,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. ”He battled in there, and it wasn’t easy for him.”

LATE CHANCES: The Bills had plenty of chances down the stretch, but a huge penalty against tight end Charles Clay, a dropped pass by Zay Jones and then a tackle that knocked Taylor out of the game ended any threat of a comeback.

Taylor’s helmet slammed hard against the ground after getting thrown down by Dante Fowler Jr. He had to be helped off the field, forcing backup Nathan Peterman into the game with 1:27 remaining. Ramsey picked off Peterman’s third pass, and the Jaguars ran out the clock.

ELECTRIC ATMOSPHERE: The Jaguars enjoyed a rare packed house for the franchise’s first home playoff game in 18 years, and thousands of Bills fans tailgated outside EverBank Field and crowded into nearby bars. Coach Doug Marrone gave a game ball to the fans. ”It was incredible,” Bortles said.

”There’s not a lot of people outside of Marcedes (Lewis) that have ever seen the stadium like that. … Everyone knows it hasn’t been done in a long time so it was really special to be able to do that.”

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