Ohtani still No. 1 free agent despite injury, price tag drops to $500 million

Shohei Ohtani (29-LA Angels) is still considered the No. 1 free agent in Major League Baseball. However, due to his injuries, his asking price is expected to be between $500 million and $600 million.

Ohtani topped MLB.com’s offseason free agent rankings on Monday (Sept. 29). According to MLB.com, “With damaged elbow ligaments, Ohtani may need a second Tommy John surgery (elbow ligament repair). But Ohtani should be considered one of the top free agents this year.”

Ohtani, who is eligible for free agency after this season, is batting .304 with 44 home runs, 92 RBIs and a 1.072 OPS in 130 games as a hitter. He’s also 10-5 with a 3.14 ERA as a pitcher, but he left the mound on April 24 against Cincinnati with an elbow issue. He was diagnosed with elbow damage and is no longer on the mound.카지노사이트

MLB.com reports, “A year older than Ohtani, (Aaron) Judge (New York Yankees) signed a nine-year, $360 million deal last year. Compared to Jersey, Ohtani is eligible for a 10-year, $400 million deal just as a hitter.” “He would certainly have gotten more money without injuries, but there are many speculations that he could return as a pitcher as early as 2025. Ohtani’s contract is likely to be worth $500 million.” Possible destinations include the Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco, and Seattle.

After Ohtani, Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), Matt Chapman (Toronto), Blake Snell (San Diego), and Josh Hader (San Diego) round out the top five free agents.

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