Ohtani has elbow surgery. His doctor expects hitting return by opening day ‘24 and pitching by ‘25

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani laughs in the dugout during the ninth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers on Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani sits in the dugout before the team's baseball game against the Oakland Athletics on Sept. 2 in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani had elbow surgery Tuesday, and his doctor said he expects the two-way star will be available as a hitter on opening day next season and will return to the mound as a pitcher in 2025.