MLB, Shohei Ohtani makes a splash: 700 million hire

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Split away the records of Messi, CR7 and Rahm

After many days of waiting, Ohtani has finally made his choice. The Japanese MLB superstar, via social, informed the world that he has decided to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers: "I have decided to choose the Dodgers as my next team ", his clear words in the post on his official Instagram profile. A decision that also has an important economic motivation.

Ohtani, dubbed by many as the Babe Ruth of today, has put his signature on a monster deal, amounting to as much as $700 million total for the next 10 years. In fact, he will go on to earn $70 million a season. An impressive figure. The contract è already an all-time record in the history of the sport. Swept away the previous records of the likes of Messi, CR7 or the recent one of golfer Rahm.

"È excited to start this new adventure and has structured his contract in such a way as to sign a long commitment for the long-term success of both parties", the words of Nez Balelo, the 29-year-old Ohtani's agent, who is back from five years with the Angels, also in Los Angeles. A new era begins for the Japanese superstar who plays both pitcher and hitter. Dodgers fans already elated at the idea of having him on their team for the next 10 years.

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