Angels To Sign Ohtani To Deal
The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes are now officially over.
The young Japanese superstar has made his choice and decided on picking the West Coast franchise with the Los Angeles Angels. Ohtani had cut his list of teams down to seven earlier today before ultimately choosing the Angels on Friday afternoon.
Ohtani is a two-way player in Japan, playing both in the field and pitching for the Nippon Ham Fighters for five seasons. He compiled 48 home runs, 166 RBIs, and hit .286 in 403 games as a hitter in parts of four seasons. He also went 42-15 with a 2.52 ERA and 624 strikeouts in 543 innings pitched in the Japanese Baseball League.
The 23 year old will join former American League MVP Mike Trout with the Angels. Ohtani has not officially agreed to a contract at this time.