MLB Note - Los Angeles Angels Ohtani, Shohei

Dec 9, 2017 - 8:44 AM RHP/OF Shohei Ohtani, a Japenese two-way star, has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday.

Ohtani was put up for bid by the Pacific League's Hippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee. He had until Dec. 22 to agree to a major league deal. The Angels had $2.315 million of international bonus pool money to spend toward Ohtani's offer. Ohtani, who throws right-handed and bats left-handed, plans to be both a pitcher and an outfielder with the Angels. He went 42-15 with a 2.52 ERA in five seasons as a pitcher in Japan, and batted .286 with 48 homers and a .500 slugging percentage.

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