• News
  • Sport

Yankees out of the running to land Shohei Ohtani

Yankees out of the running to land Shohei Ohtani

On Sunday, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman informed reporters that Ohtani's representatives told the team they will not be invited to make a presentation for the starter/slugger.

But we also now know that distance from Japan seemingly played a role in Ohtani's pairing down of cities as well. "But I did get a sense that I can't change that we're a big market and I can't change we're in the East". I can't speak for them. MLB.com and MLB Network insiders reported that the D-backs, Mets, Brewers, Pirates, Red Sox and, most interestingly, the Yankees, were out of the running.

The 23-year-old Ohtani, a star pitcher and hitter who must sign with a major league team by December 22, has begun informing finalists of their meetings, which could run from this Tuesday to Friday.

Ohtani has been put up for bid by the Pacific League's Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee.




The Dodgers are expected to meet with Shohei Ohtani this week as the recruitment of the Japanese two-way star intensifies, according to people familiar with the situation.

Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract because of restrictions imposed by the MLB collective bargaining agreement. Instead, he'll be posted and teams will be limited to offering bonuses from their pool of worldwide signing money.

According to reports from several baseball writers, including Jeff Passon of Yahoo, Ohtani is narrowing down his list of possible teams and the Giants are one of them.

The Texas Rangers have the most bonus pool money left to offer at $3.535 million. Ohtani-mania, however, appears will not be coming to Denver unless he is sitting in the visitor's dugout or bullpen.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Jets avoid another fourth-quarter collapse with 38-31 victory over Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't change quarterbacks on Sunday from Alex Smith to Patrick Mahomes . In last week's loss to the Panthers, the Jets had a first and goal at the one yard line.

Selena Gomez Perfectly Explains What So Many Feel About Their Scars

Selena posed for photos and walked the red carpet with her close friend Francia Raisa who donated her kidney to her. Through tears, Gomez thanked Raisa and dedicated the award to her BFF.

White House Considers Replacing Tillerson as Secretary of State

Trump on Thursday refused to answer questions about a White House plan to replace Tillerson after less than a year on the job. Ryan said she wouldn't believe it unless she saw Huckabee Sanders actually bake it.

LA Auto Show: BMW i8 finally takes its top off

The combined power output of 369bhp and 570Nm is channelled through a six-speed automatic gearbox to the rear wheels. The Roadster gains 60kg over the coupe , mainly on account of the reworked chassis that allows for the folding roof.

CBS cancels 'Wisdom of the Crowd' amid Jeremy Piven sexual assault allegations

Amy Meador also spoke to BuzzFeed News and alleged that Piven had assaulted her at her then-home in Laurel Canyon in 1995. United States broadcaster CBS has dropped Wisdom of the Crowd , which stars the under-fire Jeremy Piven .

Wild Melee Breaks Out Between Raiders and Broncos

There's at least two things Aqib Talib doesn't like in his life: Michael Crabtree and Crabtree's chain. Watch this Brawl between the Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos.

Roy Moore thanks Trump in new fundraising appeal

Moore has been accused by several women of pursuing relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was a grown man. Jones has started using Ivanka's remarks as part of his campaign. "The list is growing", the narrator in the ad said.

Meyer: Vols Have Contacted Schiano About Head Coaching Job

Ohio State ranked No. 3 in scoring defense last season with Schiano as co-coordinator and is No. 8 in total defense this year. He had been out of coaching since 2013, after he was sacked by the Buccaneers following an 11-21 tenure in two seasons.

Trump to Play Golf With Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson

Woods played with President Trump and Dustin Johnson in Florida on Friday and the videos which emerged earned promising reviews. "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf".

Study finds drinking coffee can cut risk of early death

Coffee drinking is also linked to a lower risk of Parkinson's disease, depression, and Alzheimer's disease, the study found. The most grounded advantages of coffee utilization were seen in lessened dangers of liver disease, including growth.