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Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani during a spring training game on March 12.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 15, 2024
Ohtani’s dizzying three weeks end in exoneration by authorities
At times, baseball’s biggest star seemed in danger of being tainted by a gambling scandal, before his longtime interpreter was charged with fraud.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits a home run in the first inning against the Padres to equal Hideki Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in MLB.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 13, 2024
Ohtani matches Hideki Matsui's homer mark and collects 1,000th professional hit
Ohtani moved into a tie with Matsui for the most home runs by a Japanese-born player in MLB with his 175th long ball.
Ippei Mizuhara, the 39-year-old former interpreter for Japanese baseball star Shohei Ohtani, was ordered released on $25,000 bond after his first court appearance to face a bank fraud charge accusing him of stealing $16 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers star to cover illegal gambling expenses.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 13, 2024
Ohtani's ex-interpreter issues apology after release on $25,000 bond
Ippei Mizuhara was released on bond after appearing in court on a bank fraud charge accusing him of stealing $16 million to cover illegal gambling debts.
Ippei Mizuhara and Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani attend a news conference ahead of MLB's season-opening series in Seoul on March 16.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 12, 2024
Texts between Ippei Mizuhara and bookie show the walls closing in
Federal prosecutors say Ippei Mizuhara stole $16 million from Shohei Ohtani from November 2021 to January 2024.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani and his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, in December at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
BASEBALL
Apr 12, 2024
How Ippei Mizuhara allegedly wired millions from Shohei Ohtani’s account
Crucially for Ohtani, a U.S. investigation clearly paints him as a victim without any involvement in or knowledge of his interpreter's gambling woes.
Shohei Ohtani with then-interpreter Ippei Mizuhara during a news conference in Los Angeles in December
BASEBALL
Apr 12, 2024
Prosecutors say Ohtani’s interpreter stole $16 million from star
The account provided by authorities largely confirms what Ohtani told the public in late March.
Ippei Mizuhara (left) allegedly stole millions of dollars from Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani in order to cover gambling debts.
BASEBALL
Apr 11, 2024
Ippei Mizuhara, Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter, said to be negotiating guilty plea
By quickly pleading guilty, Mizuhara would increase his chances of receiving a more lenient sentence.
Cleveland Guardians starting pitcher Shane Bieber will spend this season off the pitch, after his team disclosed that he needed to undergo Tommy John surgery.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 9, 2024
MLB insiders 'pretty worried’ by rise in young pitchers' arm injuries
There is reason to believe it is getting even more challenging to keep pitchers healthy.
Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani needs to find a way to keep his eye on the ball as he plays his first 162-game season without his former interpreter Ippei Mizuhara.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 9, 2024
Can Shohei Ohtani achieve Michael Jordan-level mental resilience?
One expert says ensuring that he can pivot smoothly into a new support system is crucial for the player.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani runs out a fly ball against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 8, 2024
Hard feelings after catching Ohtani's first Dodgers home run ball
Ambar Roman and her husband were left feeling pressured and possibly swindled by Dodgers security staff.
Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani singles during the fifth inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 7, 2024
MLB commissioner says Ohtani and interpreter gambling probe to wrap up in 'short' time
The top MLB official also praised the Los Angeles Dodgers superstar for his move to stem questions over his involvement in the scandal.
Dodgers pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto delivers against the Cubs during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Saturday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 7, 2024
Yoshinobu Yamamoto and the Dodgers end Cubs' five-game winning streak
In his first MLB win, Yamamoto racked up eight strikeouts and scattered three hits over five innings
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani doubles in the Dodgers' 9-7 loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday in Chicago.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 6, 2024
Ohtani homers in second straight game, but Dodgers fall to Cubs
The Los Angeles Dodgers' Shohei Ohtani homered for the second straight game and finished 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani before playing against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Wednesday
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2024
Ohtani blasts first homer for Dodgers in Giants sweep
"I've just been working on making sure I can swing the way I want to without rushing things," Ohtani said.
The Dodgers, with Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, could be in line to play in next year's MLB season-opening series in Japan, reports have suggested.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2024
Japan to host MLB season opener next year, baseball commissioner says
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs could be the teams to play the series, reports suggested.
A giant mural of baseball star Shohei Ohtani appears on the side of a hotel in downtown Los Angeles in March. ANA Holdings said it has reached a multi-year deal to be the official Japanese airline for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 2, 2024
ANA to be official Japanese airline of Ohtani's LA Dodgers
The carrier will also collaborate with the Dodgers in celebrating Japanese culture at heritage nights events.
A mural showing Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani is seen on the side of the Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo, downtown Los Angeles, on Thursday. The mural is by artist Robert Vargas and is 46 meters tall.
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 1, 2024
Ohtani’s arrival brings hope and nostalgia home to Little Tokyo
In Los Angeles, home to one of the nation’s oldest Japanese American enclaves, rooting for the Dodgers is a cherished tradition.
Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Cardinals on Saturday at Dodger Stadium.
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 31, 2024
Yamamoto bounces back as Cardinals outlast Dodgers
Yamamoto, who signed a 12-year, $325 million contract in the offseason, struck out five and gave up just two hits.
A mural showing Los Angeles Dodgers player Shohei Ohtani is seen on the Miyako Hotel in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday. The mural, by artist Robert Vargas, is 150 feet (46 meters) tall and is titled "LA Rising."
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 30, 2024
Shohei Ohtani is home and focused on baseball. Dodgers fans are relieved.
Los Angeles finally got a close look at baseball’s megastar, as a gambling situation involving his former interpreter took a back seat to opening day.
Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani celebrates with outfielder Teoscar Hernandez after an opening day win against the St. Louis Cardinals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday.
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 29, 2024
'Sho-time' at last as Ohtani delights in Dodgers home debut
The 29-year-old did enough in a 7-1 victory to suggest that the Dodgers' money was well spent.

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