MLB Free Agency: Shohei Ohtani saga ends as he signs with Dodgers originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Ohtani made the announcement on his Instagram page Saturday, apologizing for the amount of time it took to reach his decision while expressing his excitement to join the Dodgers.
“I have decided to choose the Dodgers as my next team,” he said. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone involved with the Angels’ organization and the fans who have supported me over the past six years.”
According to multiple reports, Ohtani's deal with the Dodgers will be by far the richest in baseball history, as he has signed a 10-year deal worth a total of $700 million.
The contract reportedly includes deferrals to help lower his luxury tax impact and to allow the Dodgers more cash-on-hand to add pieces around Ohtani, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan and others.
According to multiple reports, there are no opt-outs in Ohtani's deal.
We will update this story with additional details as they become available.