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Shohei Ohtani Update: Cubs May Still Be in Running, Yankees and Several Other Teams Out

We appear to have gotten some major news in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes. Yankees beat reporters are confirming that GM Brian Cashman has been told the Yankees are OUT of the race to sign the Japanese star. Cashman said it appears Ohtani has placed small market and West Coast teams at the top of his preference list, but a recent report from Mike Bernadino suggest the Cubs may be the exception to that rule.

The Yankees have been informed that they are OUT in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.

— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 3, 2017

Cashman said that Ohtani’s reps told him they were very impressed with team’s presentation, but no matter how good it was, the Yankees couldn’t make themselves West Coast or a smaller market.

— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) December 3, 2017

Sources: #Twins also out on Ohtani, joining #RedSox, #Yankees. Strong belief, as others have noted, that he will wind up on west coast. #SFGiants, #Mariners in, per @JeffPassan.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2017

Sources briefed on Ohtani cutdown tell me “heavy West Coast” flavor to final list. #Cubs a …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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