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Red Sox | Interested in Shohei Otani

Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:57:59 -0800

Japanese League P Shohei Otani has attracted interest from Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell, and Farrell is looking forward to seeing Otani during Major League Baseball's all-star postseason tour of Japan. MLB all-stars will play two exhibition games during their tour, starting this week. Otani went 11-4 with 179 strikeouts and a 2.61 ERA for the Nippon Ham Fighters this year.

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Japanese League | Shohei Otani to stay in Japan

Sun, 09 Dec 2012 23:08:19 -0800

Japanese League SP Shohei Otani has reversed course and accepted an offer from the Nippon-Ham Fighters, the team that drafted him with the No. 1 overall pick in October, according to Japanese reporter Yasuko Yanagita. Otani had been scouted by several major league teams, including the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers.

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Dodgers | Unsure about signing Asian prospects

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 23:31:42 -0800

The Los Angeles Dodgers are making efforts to reestablish their international presence but are becoming uncertain about their chances of signing their top targets from Asia. Talks with South Korean P Hyun-Jin Ryu are moving very slowly, according to general manager Ned Colletti. The Dodgers also think high school P Shohei Otani could remain in his native Japan instead of signing with a U.S. ballclub.

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Orioles | Have scouted Shohei Otani

Sat, 27 Oct 2012 10:29:27 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles have sent scouts to see Japanese P Shohei Otani throw. It is not known how they thought he did during the session.

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MLB | Shohei Otani sticking to plan

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:06:31 -0700

Japanese P Shohei Otani is sticking to his plan of joining a major league team even after being selected in the first round of the Japanese amateur draft. He's been scouted by the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox. "My feelings haven't changed. I'm grateful that they appreciate me, but it doesn't change my desire to play in America," Otani said.

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MLB | Teen phenom drafted in Japan

Thu, 25 Oct 2012 06:07:35 -0700

The Nippon Ham Fighters drafted 18-year-old P Shohei Otani.

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Red Sox | Have met with Shohei Otani

Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:56:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed that the team has met with Japanese P Shohei Otani, the 18-year-old flamethrower who wants to make the leap to the major leagues. The Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees also have interest.

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Rangers | Interested in Japanese sensation

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:35:41 -0700

The Texas Rangers are interested in 18-year-old Japanese P Shohei Otani.

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MLB | Shohei Otani wants to pitch in majors

Sun, 21 Oct 2012 10:10:46 -0700

Japanese high school P Shohei Otani plans to pursue a career in Major League Baseball rather than becoming a professional baseball player in Japan. The 18-year-old right-hander has a fastball clocked between 99 and 100 mph and has been scouted by several major league teams, including the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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