BREAKING: Japanese Star Shohei Ohtani Signs With Los Angeles Angels

Japanese star pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani has signed with the Los Angeles Angels, according to his agent (via Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

The 23-year-old was posted by the Pacific League's Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million fee.

Ohtani picked the Angels over the DodgersPadresGiantsMarinersRangers, and Cubs, all of whom he met with this week.

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Ohtani hopes to both pitch and be an everyday position player in the majors, which the Angels are expected to allow him to do. He is 41-15 with a 2.56 ERA in his career as a pitcher in Japan, but also has a .332/.403/.540 batting line with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 65 games this season despite being limited with foot injuries.

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