Shohei Ohtani (aged 30, Los Angeles Dodgers), a “man with 700 million dollars,” has started warming up early ahead of his new team’s spring camp, which begins in the middle of next month. U.S. media outlets have applauded Ohtani for giving up his break and sweating.
Dodgers Nation, which deals with the news of the Los Angeles Dodgers, released a video of Ohtani training at Dodger Stadium, the home stadium of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on its official Twitter account on the 7th (Korea time).
“Otani called Dodger Stadium (to train) after the ink on his new contract dried up,” the Dodgers Nation wrote, while praising Ohtani for saying, “Ohtani was seen working out at Dodger Stadium. Will this man ever take a break?”헤라카지노주소
In a video clip released by “Dodgers Nation,” Ohtani warmed up at the outfield wearing LA Dodgers training clothes. He was preparing to carry out the training program wearing special training equipment with the help of figures who appeared to be trainers.
“The Dodgers Nation” also paid attention to Ohtani’s every move, saying, “We found him with LA Dodgers president Andrew Friedman and interpreter Ifei Mizuhara at Dodger Stadium.”
Sports Hoch, a Japanese sports media outlet, also expressed interest, saying, “Ohtani did not wear a right elbow fixture or support in a video released by the U.S. media,” adding, “He is recovering well (after elbow surgery).”
Ohtani surprised not only the Major League but also the whole world on Dec. 10 last year. With his first free agent qualification since joining the U.S. in 2018, he left the Los Angeles Angels and built his nest in the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The terms and conditions of the contract were also quite extraordinary. He signed a 10-year contract with a total of 700 million U.S. dollars, making history as the largest-ever contract in the Major League history. Ohtani far surpassed former teammate Mike Trout’s 12-year, 426.5 million dollars contract with the Los Angeles Angels and the 10-year, 450 million dollars that Patrick Murhomes of the Kansas City Chiefs paid the highest price in North American professional sports.
Lionel Messi, the god of soccer, has also beaten him. Ohtani also surpassed the 674 million-dollar contract that Messi signed with FC Barcelona from 2017 to 2021. Ohtani will play in the Major League from the 2024 season as the most expensive sports player on the planet, wearing the Dodgers uniform.
Ohtani is undoubtedly the best star in the Major League. Watchers say that no player in the history of big leagues can match him not only in top-notch skills but also in stardom.
After dominating the Japanese professional baseball league, Ohtani signed a contract with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018 and successfully made it to the Major League. He not only hit 20 home runs from his first year of debut, but also created a “dodge syndrome” by starting in 10 games.
Although he had a difficult time during the elbow injury and the COVID-19 pandemic, he made the Major League a stage for himself from the 2021 season. He performed as a batter in 158 games, 138 for 537 with a batting average of 0.257 with 46 home runs and 100 RBIs with an OPS of 0.964 in 23 games as a pitcher, 9 wins, 2 losses and a 3.18 ERA in 130 ⅓ innings as a starter.
Ohtani’s development has never stopped. In 2022, he showed off more monstrous performance as a batter and 160 hits in 157 games and 586 times at bat, 0.273 34 homers and 95 RBIs with an OPS of 0.875 and a starting pitcher of 28 games with 166 innings, 15 wins, 9 losses and an ERA of 2.33.
In the 2023 season, he had 10 wins-10 homers and 10 wins-40 homers for the first two consecutive seasons in Major League history that even Babe Ruth failed to pull off. He has displayed performance as the best starting pitcher in the big league with 10 wins, 5 losses and an ERA of 3.14 in 132 innings in 23 games. As a batter, he had 151 hits in 135 games with a batting average of 0.304 with 44 homers and 95 RBIs in 1.066. He led Japan to the World Baseball Classic title and became the MVP of the tournament, spending the best year of his career.
Ohtani had surgery to join the ligament for the second time in his career due to his right elbow injury in the second half of last year. The Los Angeles Dodgers judged Ohtani is a player of astronomical value, even though he has no choice but to focus on hitting the batter in the 2024 season without pitching and batting.
Upon joining the Dodgers, Ohtani brought enormous profits to his team. He instantly surpassed Lionel Messi, the god of soccer, and broke the record for the largest number of uniforms ever sold.
Ohtani agreed to a $68 million payment grace period out of the $70 million annual salary he must receive each year from 2024 to 2033. The deferred amount will be paid without interest from 2034 to 2043.
In other words, Ohtani agreed to receive 97 percent of the contract’s annual salary after 10 years. Ohtani first gave consideration to Dodgers so that additional power enhancement could be made without burden of balanced competition tax.
Thanks to Ohtani, the Dodgers acquired Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a right-hander of the Orix Buffaloes, the best ace in the Japanese professional baseball league. Yamamoto signed a 12-year, total contract of 320 million U.S. dollars.
Ohtani immediately started preparing for the spring camp after taking a short break after the official joining ceremony with the Dodgers. He has displayed great strength and concentration in rehabilitation and preparation for the regular season at the same time after surgery.
The Japanese media “Sponichi Annex” said, “The 2024 spring camp of the Los Angeles Dodgers will start on February 9th with pitchers and catchers. The fielder’s group will join from February 14th,” adding, “The LA Dodgers will play the opening game against the San Diego Padres in Korea, so the start of the spring camp is earlier than other clubs.”