Dodgers President Andrew Freidman Scouts Shohei Otani
BTB Score writer Kazuto Yamazaki tweeted out that members of the Los Angeles Dodgers including President of Baseball Operations Andrew Freidman and Dodger great Orel Hershiser was in attendance for Sunday’s game to scout Shohei Otani.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the latest team to be joining the possible pursuit of Shohei Otani if he decides to come to Major League Baseball. Fellow teams in pursuit of Otani are the Rangers, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Yankees, Cubs and Astros.
Some say that Otani could likely lean toward staying in Japan over than coming to Major League Baseball. The reason being for this is that he will be being signed as a regular rookie and would make way-way-way less than his contract in Japan. If signed to play Major League Baseball, Otani will make roughly $550,000 dollars for three seasons + a total of $300,000 signing bonus. This is something to keep tabs on heading into this offseason.