Shohei Otani Meets With Cubs, Mariners, Rangers

Shohei Otani Meets With Cubs, Mariners, Rangers

The 23-year-old Japanese player, who excels at both pitching and hitting and has been referred to as "the Babe Ruth of Japan", is one of the hottest names on Major League Baseball's hot stove this offseason, with perhaps only news about Giancarlo Stanton drawing as much attention from baseball fans. The decision won't come down to money, as no team can offer more than $3.5 million to sign him due to Major League Baseball restrictions.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reported the list of teams. The Rangers have the largest signing bonus amount remaining among the teams he is considering at $3,535,000, followed by the Mariners ($1,557,500) and Angels ($1,315,000).

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The Yankees will not be signing Shohei Ohtani, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports. "I felt the same way when I graduated from high school". "The feedback from that was outstanding". "I can't change that that we're a big market and I can't change we're in the East". "That was something that, presentation or not, might be hard to overcome".

Red Sox spokesman Kevin Gregg confirmed Boston's elimination from the bidding.

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Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani met with the Seattle Mariners and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday and was meeting with the Texas Rangers on Tuesday evening, according to multiple reports. As a right-handed pitcher, he throws a 100-mph fastball.

"I know that our presentation was excellent", Cashman said. ". I wish him the best of luck".

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Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because of restrictions imposed by the MLB collective bargaining agreement. However, he made a decision to come to the US next year, with representatives at CAA guiding the bidding process and the Fighters set for a $20 million posting fee.

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