Shohei Ohtani Rumors: Yankees out on Free Agent, Giants and Mariners Finalists

MLB ratifies new posting agreement; Shohei Ohtani posted effective today

Despite having nearly $3 million less worldwide signing bonus money ($400,000) to offer Ohtani than teams like the Rangers and Yankees, the Red Sox carried some optimism that they could be the player's choice.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Sunday that Ohtani will not be signing with the team.

According to Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan, the Giants and Mariners are among the finalists. The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers were also considered potential suitors for Ohtani.


Ohtani was posted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Nippon Professional Baseball League on Friday. Under the rules, the Yankees could have offered the righthanded pitcher and lefthanded hitter a $3.5-million signing bonus, which is the second-most of any team. Under MLB's new collective bargaining agreement, Ohtani is limited to a minor league contract subject to a team's signing bonus pool. The Rangers are estimated to have $3.53 million to offer, if interested.

Cashman said the Yankees were willing to let Ohtani pitch as a starter and hit on the days he is not starting. For his career, the 23-year-old has a 42-15 record with a 2.52 ERA and 624 strikeouts in 543 innings, and a.286 batting average with 48 homers and 166 RBI. He also hit.283 with 48 home runs and 166 RBIs in 403 games. Boston had developed a relationship with the player going back to when Ohtani was a high school star, and - like numerous other clubs - presented a clear opportunity for him to both pitch and hit.

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