‘King of LA’ Ohtani to compete in 2028 Olympics…Japanese media “I just need to play as a hitter”

Japanese media are hailing Shohei Ohtani’s move to the Los Angeles Dodgers, raising hopes for a second consecutive baseball team at the 2028 Summer Olympics.

Japanese media outlet Nikkan Sports reported on Tuesday, “Ohtani has signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers through 2033. “The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced in October that baseball will be an official Olympic sport in Los Angeles. World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) President Fraserley said he had received documents from Major League Baseball confirming the participation of top players.”

Ohtani’s agency, CAA, announced that he had signed a 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a total value of $92.33 billion, saying, “In signing a contract that will go down in sports history, Ohtani looked out for (the organization’s) long-term success.” 랭크카지노

Ohtani himself announced his signing with the Dodgers via social media. Posting the Dodgers logo in white letters on a blue background, he wrote, “I would like to apologize to all fans and officials for taking so long to make my decision. I have decided to choose the Dodgers as my next team.”

Ohtani became the most expensive contract in sports history, surpassing former teammate Mike Trout’s 12-year, $426.5 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels and soccer’s Lionel Messi’s $674 million contract with FC Barcelona from 2017 to 2021.

Japanese media outlets have been all over Ohtani’s $700 million deal, with many voicing their delight. Here at home, we’re already envisioning a gold medal with him at the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles.

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