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Shohei Ohtani Has Reportedly Narrowed List to Five Teams

He’s makin’ a list, he’s checkin’ it twice, gonna find out whose city is nice. Shohei Claus is comin’ to town.

The first thing we need to establish before going forward is that you need to take translated info with a grain of salt, particularly when you’re relying on your web browser to perform said translation. That’s particularly important when we’re talking about the Japanese language, the characters of which don’t have direct equivalents in the English alphabet. As we’ve noted before, that’s why there’s been some confusion as to exactly how Shohei Ohtani’s name should be spelled.

But if we can trust what we see in a report from Nikkan Sports via Yahoo Japan, the two-way superstar has narrowed his list of potential teams down to five. I’ve included a screenshot of the original text below, but here’s the rudimentary translation of the most salient section of the article:

Otani side who intends to not want to trouble the major transfer market already has information that it limits the candidate to about five teams, and the possibility of early settlement is high.

Clunky phrasing aside, what we already know about the situation provides more than enough context to establish …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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