Shohei Ohtani

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Rob Bradford
April 19, 2018 - 6:35 pm
The Red Sox' rotation continues, with Jackie Bradley Jr. not getting the start this time around. On his 28th birthday, Bradley Jr. is the odd man out to begin the series finale between the Red Sox and Angels Thursday night, with J.D. Martinez getting another start in left field. Bradley Jr.'s bat...
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Rob Bradford
April 17, 2018 - 6:26 pm
Here comes Shohei Ohtani. The Red Sox face off with the Angels' starter Tuesday night, supplying really no surprises in their lineup. Christian Vazquez will catch Sox starter David Price, with Brock Holt hitting ninth and playing shortstop. As for the approach, that isn't really an mystery either,...
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Rob Bradford
April 16, 2018 - 10:28 pm
The Red Sox never had a chance to land breakout star Shohei Ohtani this winter. But five years ago? That's the real story. Traveling the world as international scouts, Jon Deeble and Eddie Romero encountered their share of oddities. But the Red Sox talent evaluators had no idea what awaited them at...
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Ryan Hannable
April 10, 2018 - 5:13 pm
Even though the Red Sox don't play the Angels until the middle of next week, Shohei Ohtani is already on the mind of Red Sox manager Alex Cora. On the mound, the two-way player is 2-0 with a 2.08 ERA and has struck out 18 batters in 13 innings spanning his two starts, but maybe even more impressive...
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December 08, 2017 - 3:13 pm
The Angels have landed what they hope will be another superstar to pair with Mike Trout, as two-way Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani announced through his agency on Friday that he will be signing with them. Ohtani had previously ruled out East Coast teams like the Red Sox and Yankees, narrowing the...
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Rob Bradford
December 03, 2017 - 6:45 pm
The Red Sox dream of convincing Shohei Ohtani to play in Boston has come to an end. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski confirmed to WEEI.com that his club was not one of the teams invited by Ohtani and his representatives to make a presentation to the 23-year-old in person...
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Rob Bradford
November 25, 2017 - 7:25 pm
Shohei Ohtani is going to make sure he knows what he is getting into. According to the Associated Press , Ohtani's agent, Nez Balelo, has asked all 30 major league teams to submit explanations -- in both English and Japanese -- as to why their clubs might be a good fit for the star pitcher and...
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