Latest Shohei Ohtani News

Ohtani wins Baseball Digest player of year; Scherzer top arm

Oct. 07, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels was selected major league player of the year by Baseball Digest and eBay. Max Scherzer was voted pitcher of the year and Josh Hader was picked as the top reliever in awards announced Thursday. ...

Amazing Ohtani can't lift Angels from 7-year playoff drought

Oct. 04, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani just completed arguably the most remarkable single season by any player in the past century of baseball. And not even his two-way brilliance was enough to lift the Los Angeles Angels from their now-customary spot in the bottom half...

With MVPs out, new stars set to shine in MLB postseason

Oct. 04, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

A funny thing about this year’s likely MVPs — none were valuable enough to push their teams into the postseason. Shohei Ohtani, Bryce Harper, Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. — all contenders for the individaual prize, and all set to watch from...

Betts leads MLB in jersey sales, 4 Dodgers in top 10

Oct. 04, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mookie Betts and the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers had four of the top 10 selling jerseys in Major League Baseball this season. Betts' No. 50 uniform claimed the top spot for the second straight year after he was acquired prior to...

No scramble, playoffs set: Yanks-Red Sox, Giants win West

Oct. 03, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

Rafael Devers delivered big time for the Boston Red Sox. Aaron Judge did just enough for the New York Yankees. And Buster Posey boosted the San Francisco Giants to the NL West crown, dropping the 106-win Dodgers into a dangerous wild-card game. In a flash, the Major...

Mariners lose to Angels 7-3 as playoff drought continues

Oct. 03, 2021 20:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — During Kyle Seager’s decade as the starting third baseman in Seattle, his overwhelming desire was finding a way to end the Mariners' long postseason drought. In a season when expectations were low, Seager and the Mariners nearly pulled off some late...

Turner, Gurriel win batting titles in boom-and-bust season

Oct. 03, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Trea Turner of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston’s Yuli Gurriel won their first batting titles Sunday in a season of boom and bust that saw four teams lose 100 games for only the third time, and four 90-game winners in the AL East alone. Shohei...

Ohtani open to longterm talks with Angels in offseason

Oct. 03, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani said Sunday he is “very open” to negotiating a longterm contract with the club this offseason. Ohtani spoke before the Angels' regular-season finale in Seattle, then led off with his 46th home run to reach 100...

Haniger keeps M's playoff hopes alive with rally vs Angels

Oct. 03, 2021 01:53 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger refused to let the Seattle Mariners unlikely run at postseason contention end with thud. In doing so, he ensured the Mariners will be playing meaningful baseball on the final day of the regular season. “The ‘Haniger...

LEADING OFF: Yanks, Sox, Jays and Mariners in tight WC chase

Oct. 02, 2021 03:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ LET'S GET WILD Four teams are separated by two games in the AL wild-card chase, with the Yankees clinging to a one-game lead for the top spot with two games remaining. ...