Latest Shohei Ohtani News

Trout says he wants to stay with Angels. Rendon discusses where baseball ranks on his priority list

Feb. 20, 2024 09:57 AM EST

Mike Trout discussed his future and Anthony Rendon talked about his priorities as the Los Angeles Angels stars spoke Monday when position players started workouts at spring training camps across Arizona and Florida. Trout, a three-time MVP and 11-time All-Star who has played in only...

Ohtani takes live batting practice with Dodgers in his latest step forward in comeback from surgery

Feb. 19, 2024 18:26 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani took live batting practice with the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first time this spring training as he recovers from elbow surgery. The Dodgers posted video on social media Monday of the two-time AL MVP homering. Ohtani signed a...

Shohei Ohtani won't play in Dodgers' spring training opener, stays away from live batting practice

Feb. 18, 2024 18:58 PM EST

Shohei Ohtani did not participate in live batting practice Sunday, and his Los Angeles Dodgers spring training debut is on hold. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Ohtani, who is coming back from elbow surgery, will not play in Thursday's opener against the San Diego Padres. The...

World champion Rangers among 18 teams that get going with pitchers and catchers on the field

Feb. 14, 2024 18:27 PM EST

The new sign outside the Texas Rangers’ training facility in Surprise, Arizona, became a favorite photo opportunity on Wednesday. “World Series Champions. 2023.” “I’ve gotten even a deeper appreciation of what these guys did. It was just incredible year with...

Angels start workouts without Shohei Ohtani and with new manager Ron Washington

Feb. 14, 2024 18:18 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Los Angels Angels started spring training without Shohei Ohtani for the first time since 2017 and with a new manager in Ron Washington. Ohtani, the unprecedented two-way star, left for a record $700 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers....

Rintaro Sasaki, projected No. 1 pick in Japanese pro draft, decides to play baseball at Stanford

Feb. 13, 2024 21:38 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Japanese high school baseball star Rintaro Sasaki has signed a national letter of intent to play at Stanford in 2025, the school announced Tuesday night. Sasaki will graduate in March from Hanamaki-Higashi High School, the school that produced major league...

MLB's free agent market begins to thaw, Soler agrees to $42 million deal with Giants, AP source says

Feb. 13, 2024 20:13 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The San Francisco Giants and slugger Jorge Soler agreed to a $42 million, three-year deal on Tuesday, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations, taking one of the remaining marquee free agents off the market as most of the 30 teams reported for spring training...

Tyler Glasnow adjusting to life with the star-studded Los Angeles Dodgers

Feb. 13, 2024 16:07 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It's starting to set in with Tyler Glasnow. He looks around the clubhouse and sees LA everywhere, and there's Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman. And yes, Shohei Ohtani, too. Glasnow is getting used to the idea that he is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers....

Spring training preview: The Dodgers won the offseason. Will it buy them a championship?

Feb. 12, 2024 11:32 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Money can buy lots of things, including Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a pair of Japanese superstars that set the Los Angeles Dodgers back more than $1 billion. Now the journey begins to see if it'll buy them a championship. Major League...

Shohei Ohtani tries to blend in with Dodgers, even if that might prove impossible

Feb. 09, 2024 15:09 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani walked through his new spring training clubhouse wearing a simple white T-shirt with one word “BOSS” across the front in big, dark capital letters. The two-time Most Valuable Player might not be in charge of these Los Angeles Dodgers, but...