Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Mike Trout wants to do everything to keep Shohei Ohtani after his contract expires.
According to Bleacher Report, the Japanese MLB star is set to become a free agent after the 2023 season. If the Angels’ play-off prospects don’t improve, many sports analysts believe Ohtani will not re-sign with the team.
Four years ago, Trout signed a 10-year deal with the Angels believing that they would eventually become a successful team, USA Today reports. The three-time MVP told reporters Wednesday that he hopes to persuade Ohtani to stay with the team.
“I’m going to do everything I can to keep Shohei here for sure,’’ Trout said, according to USA Today.
Rumors have been swirling for months about Ohtani’s post-2023 moves and will likely persist for much of the 2023 season.
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