Now reported that Ohtani has a UCL sprain in his throwing elbow. It sounds like something that was known about - which is odd that if it was so known about no one reported it until now. So now you're talking about jacking this kids workload up @ 50% - at least - in terms of season length. And he's apparently had a damaged elbow this whole time.
Report said it "probably" wont affect his ability to pitch in 2018 - and it most likely wont necessitate the need for Tommy John surgery. Probably. I think Babe Ruth is safe for now.