Shohei Ohtani has finally spoken to the media regarding recent allegations

Bobby Ohr
March 25, 2024  (5:56 PM)

Ohtani and his interpreter speaking in the dugout
Photo credit: Usatoday

Shohei Ohtani fianlly speaks on his friend and interpreter being fired for stealing millions while also placing bets with a bookie that is under investigation.

There has been a lot of speculation online as to if Ohtani was involved in the gambling. Ohtani's lawyer is the one that came out announcing that Ippei Mizuhara had been stealing and gambling.
This afternoon, the star pitcher for the Dodgers met with the media to discuss the invent that have taken place over the last few days. Ohtani mentioned that he has never bet on baseball or had someone place a bet on baseball.
"I never bet on baseball or any other sports, or never have asked somebody to do it on my behalf.
I have never went through a bookmaker to bet on sports."
- Shohei Ohtani is speaking to the media today after his former translator was fired

If these allegations are true it can put Ohtani in some seriously hot water in terms of suspension.
Ohtani signed a lucrative 10 year $700 million contract with the Dodgers this summer making him the highest paid player in the MLB.
Over the past two seasons, Shohei Ohtani has emerged as one of the most electrifying and versatile players in Major League Baseball history. His unique ability to excel both as a pitcher and a hitter has captured the imagination of fans worldwide.
On the pitching mound, Ohtani has been nothing short of dominant. In the 2022 season, he showcased his prowess by posting a 9-2 record with a 3.18 ERA and an impressive 156 strikeouts in 110.1 innings pitched. His fastball consistently reaches triple digits, making him a formidable force against opposing batters.
At the plate, Ohtani's power and speed make him a constant threat. In the same season, he belted 37 home runs and stole 21 bases, showcasing his rare combination of strength and agility. His batting average of .274 and OPS of .930 further solidified his status as a premier hitter in the league.
In 2023, Ohtani continued to shine, earning the American League Most Valuable Player award for his outstanding performance. He improved his numbers across the board, finishing with a .285 batting average, 48 home runs, 100 RBIs, and 26 stolen bases. On the mound, he maintained his dominance with a 12-4 record, 3.22 ERA, and 184 strikeouts in 138 innings pitched.
Ohtani's unparalleled talent and versatility make him a once-in-a-generation player, and his impact on the game will be felt for years to come.
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