SI “Angels decide to retain Ohtani after internal discussions General manager to sign starter, reliever”
Shohei Ohtani, a highly sought-after free agent ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline, will remain with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, according to reports.
“After receiving various trade offers for Ohtani over the past two days and conducting internal discussions, the Angels have decided to retain him, as well as become a buyer ahead of the trade deadline,” Sports Illustrated (SI) reported on Sunday, citing a team source.
Ohtani is a major league superstar.
He’s a pitcher and a hitter, and he’s produced on both sides of the plate. This year, he is 8-5 with a 3.71 ERA as a pitcher and is batting .299 with 36 home runs, 77 RBIs, and 12 doubles. He leads the entire major leagues in home runs this year.
Naturally, there are plenty of teams who want him.
What’s more, Ohtani is eligible for free agency after this season.
If the Angels’ chances of making the postseason were diminished, it might be a better investment in the future for the Angels to trade the high-value Ohtani for a high-potential prospect.
As a result, Ohtani trade rumors have been swirling around Major League Baseball all season.
After much deliberation, the Angels finally made the decision to keep Ohtani for fall ball. This year’s major league trade deadline is August 2.
“Angels general manager Perry Minasian will focus on acquiring a starting pitcher and a reliever before the trade deadline,” the media outlet wrote.
With a 52-49 record, the Angels are in third place in the American League West. They are 6.5 games behind the first-place Texas Rangers.
They trail the third-place Toronto Blue Jays by four games in the wild-card race.
“The Angels decided that they were getting closer to a postseason berth and that they were having too historic a season to tell their fans that they were letting Ohtani go,” 카지노사이트 the outlet noted.