Shohei Ohtani Commits to SoCal: Signs 10-Year Contract with Dodgers

Shohei Ohtani has signed a deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $700 million over 10 years, the largest deal in MLB history. Ohtani apologized for taking so long to make his decision and expressed his gratitude to the Angels organization and the fans who supported him for six years. He initially entered the MLB in 2018 and won Rookie of the Year. Ohtani has made history as the first player to unanimously win MVP twice. He excels both as a hitter and a pitcher, leading the AL in home runs and earning a low ERA in 2023. However, Ohtani’s playing future as a two-way player is uncertain due to health concerns, as he has recently undergone elbow surgery. Beyond his athleticism, Ohtani is a global revenue powerhouse, with high jersey sales and numerous brand endorsements.