The trade deadline in Major League Baseball is fast approaching and there are two big names that may be getting moved.
Aside from Juan Soto, the Los Angeles Angels might be moving Shohei Ohtani for a haul of prospects. Following Ohtani’s start on Thursday night, he addressed the recent trade rumors.
“Regardless of where I’m playing, I’m going to give it my all and try to win that ballgame in front of me,” Ohtani said. “I’m with the Angels right now, and I’m very thankful for what they’ve done. I love my team and my teammates. Right now I’m an Angel, and that’s all I can focus on.”
Ohtani has one more year on his contract before he can be a free agent in 2023.
Ohtani is dynamic on the mound as well as in the batter’s box. He will command a ton of capital in order to get him moved to another squad.
In 17 starts this season. Ohtani has a 9-6 record with a 2.81 ERA and 145 strikeouts. As for his production at the plate, he’s batting .254 with 21 homers and 59 RBIs.