Ippei Mizuhara was the Dodger superstar's longtime translator until he was accused of stealing millions from him to cover betting debts.
The player was frustrated with his hitting so he took it out on his bat.
Administrative leave is not disciplinary under the sport’s joint domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy, and a player continues to be paid.
While speaking to the press, Ohtani said he was “very saddened and shocked someone whom I trusted has done this."
Mizuhara has been accused of stealing millions from the baseball superstar and is under investigation by the IRS.
Major League Baseball has opened a formal investigation into illegal gambling and theft allegations involving Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani’s interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara.
Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara was fired after questions arose around $4.5 million in wire transfers made to a SoCal bookie now being investigated by the feds.
One observer said the resemblance was so great, they'd sue for copyright infringement.
Bob Melvin made the move in a sports region where Colin Kaepernick ignited protests during the anthem.
Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Wander Franco has been arrested in the Dominican Republic after being interviewed by prosecutors investigating him for an alleged relationship with a minor.