Shohei Ohtani Shatters MLB Records With $700 Million Deal To Join LA Dodgers

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

In a historic move, baseball sensation Shohei Ohtani has signed a monumental 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, marking the largest deal in Major League Baseball (MLB) history.

Ohtani, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in the game, emerged as the most sought-after target in a fierce bidding war after deciding to part ways with the Los Angeles Angels as a free agent.

The reported value of the deal rivals or even surpasses the astronomical sums commanded by global sports icons like Lionel Messi and LeBron James.

Photo: Instagram/Shohei Ohtani

Ohtani's unique prowess, excelling both in batting and pitching, has transformed the modern era of baseball. Despite a shortened 2023 season due to injury, the 29-year-old phenom clinched the American League MVP award for the second consecutive year. 

His impact extends beyond the MLB, as he led Japan to a historic victory over the US in the World Baseball Classic championship, a significant milestone for a country where baseball reigns supreme.

In a heartfelt statement on Instagram, Ohtani expressed gratitude to the Angels, stating they would be "etched in my heart forever." He pledged to strive forward not only for the Dodgers but for the entire baseball world until the culmination of his playing career.

Fans and pundits alike are hailing Ohtani as an all-time great, reshaping the narrative of the sport.

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Source: BBC News 


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