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SHOHEI OHTANI

Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 4, 2018
Japanese baseball community reacts to Shohei Ohtani's first MLB homer
The Japanese baseball community was celebrating on Wednesday after former Pacific League MVP Shohei Ohtani followed up his first pitching win in the majors with a stellar batting effort in his home debut with the Los Angeles Angels.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 2, 2018
Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama 'relieved' by Shohei Ohtani's strong start with Angels
The day after the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani won his pitching debut, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Hideki Kuriyama said Monday he was relieved to see the two-way talent start off in style since making his move from the Nippon Professional Baseball team.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball
Mar 19, 2018
Laird confident Fighters can compete in 2018
Brandon Laird rounded third base wearing a big smile on Saturday afternoon at Jingu Stadium. As he headed for home, Laird held out his left hand and tapped his palm with the index and middle fingers of his right, pantomiming someone making sushi, as he does after all of his home runs.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Mar 18, 2018
Shohei Ohtani working diligently to get up to speed on MLB level
Now that slugging pitcher Shohei Ohtani has reached the promised land, it's time for him to make good on his promise — although the day that happens appears some way off.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Feb 7, 2018
Shohei Ohtani gets non-roster invitation to Angels' spring training
Slugging ace pitcher Shohei Ohtani was among the 19 non-roster players invited to the Los Angeles Angels' spring training in Tempe, Arizona, the American League ballclub said Tuesday.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 8, 2018
Angels GM Billy Eppler meets with Fighters to seek advice about Shohei Ohtani
Los Angeles Angels general manager Billy Eppler met with Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters officials on Monday to seek advice in preparation for slugging ace pitcher Shohei Ohtani's move to the majors.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 6, 2018
Angels' Shohei Ohtani is No. 1 among MLB prospects: survey
Los Angeles Angels newcomer Shohei Ohtani has been ranked MLB's top pitching prospect as well as its top overall prospect in an informal poll conducted by mlb.com.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Jan 5, 2018
Shohei Ohtani focused on training hard in preparation for first season with Angels
Shohei Ohtani said Friday he is determined to start his first year with the Los Angeles Angels on a high note.
Japan Times
SPORTS
Dec 28, 2017
The top sports stories of 2017
The Japan Times newsroom selected these domestic sports stories as the most important of 2017.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 25, 2017
New Angels star Shohei Ohtani bids farewell to Fighters fans
Slugging ace pitcher Shohei Ohtani donned his new Angels shirt before throwing a final pitch at Sapporo Dome on Monday following his farewell news conference.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Dec 25, 2017
Fighters have to look for successor as Ohtani says goodbye
Generous Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters fans gathered at Sapporo Dome on Christmas Day to put a bow on the present they spent the last five seasons wrapping, one the Los Angeles Angels can't wait to open during spring training.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 22, 2017
Former MLB All-Star Takashi Saito has high hopes for Shohei Ohtani with Angels
Eleven years before Shohei Ohtani captured the attention of American baseball fans by agreeing to a minor league deal, Takashi Saito walked the same path, but with none of the fanfare.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 15, 2017
Shohei Ohtani's new contract takes effect with Angels
The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters said Friday that they have been notified by Major League Baseball that Shohei Ohtani's contract with the Los Angeles Angels has officially taken effect.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 13, 2017
Player's perspective lured Shohei Ohtani to Angels, says GM
Four days after landing the prize of the offseason, the Los Angeles Angels' general manager said Tuesday that his club found "connectivity" with slugging pitcher Shohei Ohtani through a player-oriented approach.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 12, 2017
New Angel Shohei Ohtani arrives back in Japan
Shohei Ohtani returned to Tokyo on Tuesday a member of the Los Angeles Angels, having made his career-changing team choice this past weekend.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / Japanese Baseball / HIT AND RUN
Dec 11, 2017
Incoming Angels star Shohei Ohtani enters MLB with game-changing potential
With his hair perfectly coiffed and a red Los Angeles Angels uniform having replaced his suit jacket, the most sought-after player of the offseason began his highly anticipated MLB career with six simple words.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Dec 7, 2017
Shohei Ohtani, representatives wrap up round of meetings with seven MLB clubs
Shohei Ohtani has completed a round of meetings with all seven major league clubs in the running to sign him, U.S. media reported Wednesday.

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