The Dodgers Make History Signing Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Other Top Free Agents for $1 Billion

The Los Angeles Dodgers have reportedly agreed to a 12-year, $325 million deal with Yoshinobu Yamamoto following offers from several other clubs. The lucrative deal includes a pair of opt-outs and a $50 million signing bonus, with no deferred money involved. The agreement surpasses the offer that the New York Yankees made to Yamamoto, which was reportedly for $300 million. Yamamoto, a five-time NPB All-Star, has experienced significant success in his career, earning numerous awards and leading Japan to gold at the 2020 Olympics and the 2023 World Baseball Classic. With five above-average-or-better pitches in his arsenal, Yamamoto is considered to be a highly skilled pitcher with a promising future in Major League Baseball.