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Scioscia: Angels to use Ohtani as DH, pitcher

Manager Mike Scioscia says the Angels will use newly signed Japanese star Shohei Ohtani as their designated hitter on many days when he isn't serving as a starting pitcher.

Ohtani's presence remarkable (1:11)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Yadier Molina hosted a celebrity softball game and HR Derby to bring joy to his island of Puerto Rico, devastated by Hurricane Maria. Yadi had the opportunity to share the experience with his two older brothers, Bengie and José Molina.

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Los hermanos Molina se juntaron en su isla de Puerto Rico para traerle alegría al pueblo después del catastrófico Huracán María. Yadier Molina es el anfitrión de un "Home Run Derby" y un juego de softball de celebridades, donde compartió junto a sus hermanos Bengie y José.

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PTI reacts to L.A. Angels signing Ohtani

Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser react to the Los Angeles Angels signing Shohei Ohtani, recap the TNF action, and weigh in on the Houston Rockets' eight-game winning streak.

Buster: Angels well-equipped to go to six-man rotation (0:51)

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Ohtani effect: the Angels odds to win the World Series improve from 50-1 to 30-1 (via Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook).

How did the Angels land Ohtani? (1:19)

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani's signing with the Los Angeles Angels had ripple effects in Las Vegas as well. The Angels go from 50-1 to 30-1 to win the World Series at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Shohei Ohtani has made his decision and he's going to the Angels. Can you imagine the celebrating right now in the Angels front office? One thing for sure: the Angels are going to get a lot more national TV exposure this year. It makes sense that Ohtani went to an AL team where he can DH between starts. For the Angels, that means giving Albert Pujols more time at first base. With Ohtani, a full season from Mike Trout, and maybe a new second baseman, the Angels jump into one of the favorites for a wild card.

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Prized prospect Ohtani to sign with Angels

Shohei Ohtani, a 23-year-old Japanese right-hander with a 100 mph fastball and devastating left-handed swing, picked the Angels over six other teams, his agent said Friday.

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Sources: Expect MLB probe after Ohtani choice

Despite repeated warnings by MLB prior to Shohei Ohtani's decision to play for the Angels, sources told ESPN they wouldn't be surprised if there was an investigation into the process.

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Mariners, Angels add cash for pursuit of Ohtani

In separate deals, the Mariners and Angels each sent a prospect to the Twins in return for $1 million in international bonus allocations. The two teams are among seven teams still being considered by Japanese star Shohei Ohtani.

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Which Shohei Ohtani is the most FUN Shohei Ohtani?

The Japanese star could be a great pitcher or a not-so great pitcher in MLB. As a hitter, he might have a similar range. We mix and match the projections to find the most entertaining Ohtani.

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Reports: Ohtani narrows list down to 7 teams

Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani has narrowed his choice to seven teams -- the Dodgers, Angels, Padres, Giants, Mariners, Rangers and Cubs -- according to multiple reports.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average4.2012th
Quality Starts61Tied-27th
Batting Average.24328th
On Base Percentage.31523rd
Slugging Percentage.39727th