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Shohei Ohtani is reportedly expected to decide on his free-agent destination before the end of the weekend.
Once Ohtani makes his decision, that should lead to a domino effect of a number of other free agent moves and trades happening. He continues to be most closely linked to the Dodgers, Angels, Blue Jays and Giants according to reports.
Dave Roberts said the Dodgers met with Shohei Ohtani in LA a couple of days ago and added that Shohei is their top priority.
The Dodgers have been considered the front-runner for the majority of the offseason for Ohtani, though other teams remain in the mix. The Blue Jays, Angels and Giants remain rumored to be in the mix alongside the Dodgers.
Shohei Ohtani is believed to have met with the Blue Jays at their Spring Training facility on Monday.
These are all rumors for right now. Ohtani has been linked to a number of teams alongside Toronto including the Braves, Dodgers, Angels and Cubs. This remains a situation to monitor to see who lands Ohtani.
The Atlanta Braves are rumored to still be engaged with Shohei Ohtani's camp.
The Braves have not been seen as a major contender for Ohtani so far, but it does seem that they are just as much in the running as the Dodgers, Cubs, or Blue Jays. It is rumored that Ohtani is prioritizing winning sustainably over many years, and the Braves would fit that bill as much as anybody.
Free agent two-way star Shohei Ohtani has been voted as the AL MVP for the second time in his career.
Not only does Ohtani possess multiple MVP awards, he is the first player in MLB history to win the award unanimously on two occasions. He has had the 2024 award locked up for months as he hit .304 with 44 home runs, 20 stolen bases, and a 1.066 OPS across 599 plate appearances while working to a 3.14 ERA along with a 31.5% K% across 23 starts for the Angels this season. The free agent will not pitch in 2024 after undergoing a second UCL procedure in September but should still land a historic contract on the open market.