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Shohei Otani | Starting Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/5/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Right

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Recent News's Jon Wertheim writes that Nippon Ham Fighters executives "admit that this will likely be (Shohei Otani's) final season in Japan."
Wertheim asked Otani whether he should say "if or when" the star comes to the majors. Via a translator, Otani said: "That's a tough one. I mean, nothing is for certain so I guess it's 'if'." While Otani might not be committing to playing in the big leagues, most everyone believes it's going to happen, and probably sooner rather than later. The new collective bargaining agreement caps the earning potential of international players under age 25 (Otani is 22), but Wertheim says "there could be loopholes that allow Ohtani to avoid this cap." Otani is a star both as a pitcher and hitter in Japan, although most believe he'll be a pitcher in the majors. However, it's not out of the question that Otani pulls some double duty. Apr 7 - 2:33 PM

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