Forbes believes that Los Angeles Angeles pitcher Shohei Ohtani could sign a Major League Baseball record-breaking $65 million deal. The deal would take place after he enters free agency at the end of the 2023 season.
According to Forbes, half of the money would come from the $30 million record-breaking contract extension he signed in 2022.
The deal would make the two-way player the highest player in Major League Baseball. ESPN reports that he finished last season with 34 home runs and 95 RBIs while posting a 2.33 ERA in 28 starts with a 15-9 record. He was runner-up to New York Yankees player Aaron Judge for MVP.
It is unclear where Ohtani will go once he enters free agency but many believe he will leave the Angels if they fail to make the play-offs yet again. Recently, USA Today reporter Bob Nightengale, speculated that the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers would compete for the player.
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