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Shohei Ohtani will reportedly not be traded this off-season.
There was uncertainty as to what would happen with Ohtani after Angels owner Arte Moreno announced his intention to sell the team last August. This doesn't necessarily rule out a trade down the road, but bank on Ohtani starting the season 2023 season on the Angels.
Shohei Ohtani was hit with the loss after allowing one run on one hit and one walk while striking out six in five innings of Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the A's.
Angels pitchers have gotten very little run support from their offense as of late, and Ohtani was no different. Despite turning in his seventh straight start allowing two earned runs or fewer on Wednesday, he picked up his ninth loss of the year. On the mound, the 28-year-old will end the season with a 15-9 record thanks to a 2.33 ERA and a WHIP of 1.01 to go along with 219 strikeouts in 166 innings pitched. At the plate, he ends with a batting average of .273, 34 homers, 95 RBIs and 11 stolen bases in 157 games played.
Shohei Ohtani went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, a walk and a run scored in Monday's 5-4 loss to the A's.
Ohtani is currently in the midst of the longest hitting streak of his career, as his last hitless performance came on Sept. 6 against the Tigers. The 28-year-old has now improved his batting average to .275 to go with his 34 homers, 95 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. The two-way star will take the mound one final time on Wednesday against the A's.
Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angels Angels have agreed to a one-year deal worth $30 million and avoid arbitration as reported by ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Ohtani’s $30 million deal is the largest ever signed by an arbitration-eligible player and will be his final deal before becoming a free agent after the 2023 season. The deal avoids an interesting and unique arbitration hearing as Ohtani’s distinction as the game’s only true two-way player gives him arguably more leverage in contract negotiations than any player since Babe Ruth a century ago. Ohtani is currently slashing .276/.359/.529 with 34 home runs, 94 RBI, 88 runs scored, 71 walks, and 11 stolen bases in 636 plate appearances this season. He is also 15-8 with a 2.35 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 213 strikeouts in 161 innings across 27 starts in 2022.
Shohei Ohtani picked up the win after allowing two hits and one walk while striking out 10 in eight scoreless innings of Thursday's 4-2 win over the A's.
Ohtani was absolutely dominant on Thursday, carrying a no-hitter through 7 2/3 innings of the matchup. This was the two-way star's 10th outing with double-digit strikeouts on the season and his third going eight innings. He will carry his stellar 2.35 ERA and 1.03 WHIP into the last game of the season on Wednesday against the A's, where he will look to put a stamp on another historic year.