Shohei Ohtani was hit by a pitch Sunday and will not make his schedule pitching start against Tampa Bay on Monday. Ted S. Warren/Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Shohei Ohtani was scratched from his scheduled start on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Left-hander José Quintana will move up from his scheduled Tuesday start to face the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of a four-game series at Angel Stadium.

The Angels didn’t announce why Ohtani had been scratched, but the two-way star was hit on his elbow Sunday by a 93 mph fastball from Seattle’s Justus Sheffield in the first inning of Los Angeles’ 2-0 road loss to the Mariners.

The pitch hit Ohtani on his elbow pad, and he stayed in the game as a baserunner and the Halos’ designated hitter. He even stole second and third immediately after getting hit by the pitch.

But Manager Joe Maddon said Ohtani was “sore” after the game, and the Angels did further evaluation Monday before scratching Ohtani from Monday’s start.

DODGERS: Los Angeles right-hander Dustin May will have Tommy John surgery next week, sidelining one of baseball’s top young pitchers for the rest of the season. The 23-year-old May was put on the 10-day injured list Sunday, a day after he winced in pain on the mound and was forced to leave a start at Milwaukee.


The World Series champion Dodgers, already beset by several injuries to their pitching staff, said May will have ligament reconstruction surgery on May 11 in Los Angeles.

“It’s a big blow, but we’ve got a lot of talented players,” Manager Dave Roberts said Monday before the team’s series opener at the Chicago Cubs.

May threw just 27 pitches before leaving Saturday’s 11-inning loss to Milwaukee. After his final pitch, May reacted with obvious discomfort, took a few steps and called for attention. May is 1-1 with a 2.74 ERA in five starts this season. He has a career mark of 6-5 with a 2.93 ERA in 31 appearances, including 19 starts, since making his debut in August 2019.

Last year, May pitched seven times in the postseason, including twice in the World Series against Tampa Bay. He made three starts for short stints in the earlier rounds of the NL playoffs.

• Los Angeles claimed right-hander Phil Bickford off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers. Bickford made one appearance for Milwaukee this season, allowing two runs in one inning during an 8-0 loss to Miami last week. He was designated for assignment on Wednesday.

MARLINS: Rookie right-hander Paul Campbell was suspended 80 games on Monday after testing positive for an anabolic steroid in violation of Major League Baseball’s drug program.


The suspension involving the performance-enhancing drug dehydrochlormethyltestosterone was effective immediately, MLB said.

The 25-year-old Campbell, a Rule 5 acquisition in December from Tampa Bay, said he never knowingly ingested the PED, or had even heard of it.

“Due to the fact that I do not know the origin of how this substance has entered into my system, I currently have no viable defense,” Campbell said in a statement. “I have unfortunately become one of the many athletes, across multiple sports, who are presenting themselves to the world and asking for members of the anti-doping world to help us find answers as to why this metabolite is continuing to show up in athletes’ bodies, and ultimately costing them significant detours in their careers.”

Campbell apologized for bringing “negative light” to those who believe in him. He made his big league debut this season and was 0-2 with an 8.74 ERA in five games and 11 1/3 innings. He made one start for Miami, last Saturday in Washington, and gave up four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings.

ROCKIES: Colorado appointed Bill Schmidt as their interim general manager after parting ways with Jeff Bridich.

Schmidt has been with the team for nearly 22 years and has been in his current role of vice president of scouting since Jan. 2, 2007. Schmidt also was a scout for Cleveland, the New York Yankees, Cincinnati and the Major League Baseball scouting bureau.


Colorado plans to begin a search for a permanent general manager following the postseason.

Schmidt takes over for Bridich, who recently stepped away as part of an agreement with the team. Schmidt will be in charge of the team’s baseball operations.

CUBS: Chicago activated Joc Pederson from the 10-day injured list, giving the slugger a chance to face his former team.

Pederson was in the starting lineup for Chicago’s series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers, leading off and playing left field. He had been sidelined by left wrist tendinitis.

Catcher Willson Contreras joined Pederson in the lineup for his first start since he left Friday night’s 8-6 loss at Cincinnati with tightness in his right thigh. But Ian Happ was out a day after he was involved in a scary collision with Nico Hoerner in short center field.

HALL OF FAME: Baseball’s Hall of Fame has accepted Roberto Alomar’s resignation from the board of directors, Chairman Jane Forbes Clark announced Monday.

Alomar, who was elected to the board in 2019, submitted a letter of resignation on Saturday in the wake of an allegation of sexual misconduct.

The Hall of Fame second baseman was fired last week as a consultant by Major League Baseball and placed on the league’s ineligible list after an investigation into the allegation. Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the firing Friday, saying in a statement that a baseball industry employee reported an incident earlier this year involving Alomar from 2014.

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