Finally, Ohtani announced, “I’m going to LA Dodgers” in person! His debut in Korea has been confirmed. The contract of the century with 10 years and 924 billion won has broken

Shohei Ohtani, 29, finally has a destination. The former Los Angeles Angels pitcher is headed to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The former Los Angeles Angels pitcher announced his move to the Los Angeles Dodgers and greeted baseball fans around the world.레모나토토

“To all the fans and everyone involved in the baseball world, I apologize for taking so long to come to a decision,” Shohei Ohtani wrote on his personal social networking service (SNS) on the morning of the 10th (Japan time), after posting the LA Dodgers logo. “I have decided to choose the Dodgers as my next team,” he said.

“First of all, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved with the Angels organization and the fans who have supported me over the past six years, as well as to everyone involved with each team that was part of this negotiation process,” he said.

Ohtani was especially grateful to the Angels fans who have supported him throughout his career. “I would especially like to thank the Angels fans who have supported me through good times and bad. “Especially to the Angels fans who supported me through all the ups and downs, your guys’ support and cheer meant the world to me,” he said in a heartfelt farewell. “The six years I spent with the Angels will remain etched in my heart forever,” he promised.

Ohtani then addressed his new teammates, the Los Angeles Dodgers. “And to all Dodger fans, I promise to always do my best for the team. And to all Dodgers fans, I pledge to always do what’s best for the team and always continue to give it my all to be the best version of myself,” he said, reaffirming his commitment.

“Until the last day of my playing career, I want to continue to strive forward not only for the Dodgers but for the baseball world,” said Ohtani, “There are some things that cannot be conveyed in writing, so I would like to talk more about this again at a later press conference.” (There are some things that cannot be conveyed in writing, so I would like to talk more about this again at a later press conference). Thank you very much”.

In the end, Ohtani’s final choice was the Los Angeles Dodgers. The contract is worth a whopping $700 million (about 92.4 billion won). MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, and major American media outlets such as the New York Times and The Athletic reported on the same day that Ohtani had signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’s the largest contract in North American professional sports history.

It also reportedly includes “deferrals,” where the team pays some of the salary at a later date. The deferrals allow the team to ease the financial burden by not having to pay a large salary all at once. There’s also no interest, which can save a club a lot of money in the long run, given that the value of the money increases over time. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic wrote, “According to sources, Ohtani’s deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers includes an unprecedented deferred contract. (“The deferrals were Ohtani’s idea to ease the Dodgers’ luxury-tax and cash flow burdens to give the team the flexibility needs to be as competitive as possible, the source said.” “Ohtani deal with Dodgers, per source, includes “unprecedented” deferrals – the majority of his salary,” the source said. There is no opt-out in the deal, so Ohtani is now committed to the Dodgers for 10 years.” Ohtani’s sincerity is evident in his commitment to the team.

Initially, local media in the United States reported that teams were willing to spend up to $600 million to sign him, but the Dodgers surpassed that amount by offering a staggering $700 million.

A native of Mizusawa, Iwate, Japan, Ohtani made his professional debut with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2013. He could have played in the major leagues after graduating from high school, but he chose the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) team. It was because the Nippon Ham Fighters made it clear that they were willing to support his two-hitting career. This was different from other teams, who wanted him mostly as a pitcher. Since then, Ohtani has dominated the Japanese scene. In 2013, his rookie year, Ohtani went 3-0 with a 4.32 ERA in 13 games, totaling 61⅔ innings pitched. As a hitter, he appeared in 77 games, batting .238 (45 hits) with three home runs, 20 RBI, 14 runs scored, 12 walks, 64 strikeouts, four stolen bases, a .284 on-base percentage, a .376 slugging percentage and a .660 OPS.

The following year, in 2014, he began his two-hit wonders by winning 10 games as a pitcher and hitting 10 home runs as a batter. That year, Ohtani went 11-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 24 games as a pitcher. In 155 1/3 innings, he allowed 125 hits (seven home runs) with 57 walks and 179 strikeouts. As a hitter, he batted .274 (58 hits) with 10 home runs, 31 RBIs, 32 runs scored, 21 doubles, 48 walks, a .338 on-base percentage, a .505 slugging percentage and an .842 OPS in 87 games.

Ohtani’s performance continued in the 2015 season. He had a career-high season as a pitcher, going 15-5 with a 2.24 ERA. In 160⅔ innings, he allowed 100 hits (seven home runs), 46 walks, and 196 strikeouts. He led the league in wins, earned run average, and winning percentage. As a hitter, he batted .202 with 22 doubles, five home runs, 17 RBIs, 15 runs scored, eight walks, 43 strikeouts, a .252 on-base percentage, a .376 slugging percentage, and a .628 OPS in 70 games. In 2016, he again excelled as a pitcher and hitter, earning regular-season MVP honors and leading his team to the Japan Series title. As a pitcher in 2016, he went 10-4 with a 1.86 ERA in 21 games, and as a hitter, he batted .322 (104 hits) with 22 home runs, 67 RBIs, 65 runs scored, a .416 slugging percentage, a .588 on-base percentage, and a 1.004 OPS in 104 games. For the first time in Nippon Professional Baseball history, a pitcher and a designated hitter were named to the Best 9.

With such a stellar performance in Japan, Ohtani decided to make the jump to the major leagues ahead of the 2017 season. With the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC) just around the corner, Ohtani said he was determined to be the best player in the world. At the end of the 2017 season, Ohtani finished his five seasons in Japan with a 42-15 record as a pitcher with a 2.52 ERA (543 innings pitched), 384 hits (24 home runs), 200 walks, 624 strikeouts, and a 1.09 WHIP. 09, In 403 games as a hitter, he batted .286 (296 hits) with 48 home runs, 166 RBI, 150 runs scored, 70 doubles, four triples, 316 strikeouts, a .358 on-base percentage, a .500 slugging percentage and a .858 OPS.The Los Angeles Angels were the first major league team to take a chance on Ohtani, who came to the majors through the posting system (a closed competitive bidding process) and, unusually, chose the Angels after interviewing with every team that wanted him. ESPN reported that “Ohtani is a me

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