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Ohtani's Former Interpreter Pleads Guilty to 2 Charges

'MLB considers Shohei Ohtani a victim of fraud and this matter has been closed'

(Newser) - Los Angeles Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter could be facing a sentence of up to 33 years in prison, possibly followed by deportation to Japan, after pleading guilty to bank and tax fraud charges Tuesday. Ippei Mizuhara will be sentenced on Oct. 25, ESPN reports. Prosecutors said Mizuhara...

Ohtani's Ex-Interpreter Ordered to Get Treatment

Judge sets Ippei Mizuhara's bond conditions

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter was on Friday ordered to undergo treatment for gambling addiction. A judge ordered Ippei Mizuhara released on an unsecured $25,000 bond, and the treatment is required as part of his bond conditions. He is also not allowed to gamble, enter gambling establishments, associate with...

Report: Ohtani's Ex-Interpreter Wants Plea Deal

Sources say Ippei Mizuhara may have stolen more than $4.5M from Dodgers star

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and superstar Shoehei Ohtani might soon be able to put a major league gambling scandal behind them. Sources tell the New York Times that Ippei Mizuhara is in talks to plead guilty to federal charges in connection with the scandal. Mizuhara, Ohtani's longtime friend and...

'Saddened' Ohtani Says He Was Lied to, Stolen From

Dodgers star insists he hasn't bet on sports

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani said Monday that he never bet on sports or knowingly paid any gambling debts accumulated by his longtime interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara. Instead, the Los Angeles Dodgers star claims his close friend lied to him for years and stole millions from the two-time MVP, the AP reports. Ohtani gave...

MLB Investigates Ohtani Interpreter Case

Statement says news reports were the first baseball heard of the allegations

(Newser) - With the scandal tied to Shohei Ohtani deepening—and becoming murkier—Major League Baseball announced that it has launched a formal investigation into accusations involving gambling by the superstar's interpreter. A statement issued Friday says MLB has been "gathering information since we learned about the allegations involving Shohei...

For Baseball, What a Stunning Mess

For Baseball,
What a
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For Baseball, What a Stunning Mess

Phenom Shohei Ohtani is embroiled in scandal involving his interpreter's gambling

(Newser) - Baseball fans are trying to make sense of the surprise scandal that enveloped one of the game's biggest stars on the very first day of the season. Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers has not been accused of any wrongdoing himself, but the Japanese player's interpreter has...

This Could Be MLB's Biggest Gambling Scandal Since 1989

Shohei Ohtani's interpreter has been fired over alleged gambling, theft

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani's interpreter and close friend has been fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers following allegations of illegal gambling and theft from the Japanese baseball star, the AP reports. Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara, 39, was let go from the team Wednesday following reports from the Los Angeles Times and ESPN...

Dodgers' Ohtani Makes a Surprise Announcement

Turns out the 29-year-old star is now hitched to a Japanese woman

(Newser) - Baseball star Shohei Ohtani has stunningly revealed he's married. Ohtani wrote on Thursday on Instagram , in Japanese: "The season is approaching, but I would like to announce to everyone that I have gotten married." He said his new wife was a "Japanese woman," without identifying...

The Key to Ohtani's Thanks Fits a Porsche

New teammate's wife ran a campaign to give the free agent her husband's jersey number

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani wore No. 17 on his jersey when he played for the Los Angeles Angels, and it worked pretty well for him. But when the Los Angeles Dodgers were trying to sign the free agent, that number belonged to Joe Kelly. The veteran's wife, Ashley, saw no obstacle...

His Unprecedented Contract Has Unprecedented Structure
His Unprecedented Contract
Has Unprecedented Structure
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His Unprecedented Contract Has Unprecedented Structure

Baseball phenom Shohei Ohtani will defer most of his $700M for another decade

(Newser) - The big sports news over the weekend came from the world of baseball , where Shohei Ohtani announced he'd signed a record-shattering $700 million contract over 10 years to play for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now that more details of the deal are surfacing, the Wall Street Journal calls attention...

$700M for Ohtani Is About Right
At $700M, Ohtani Isn't Overpaid

At $700M, Ohtani Isn't Overpaid

The two-way star will be Taylor Swift-like in generating revenue, Bob Nightengale writes

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to pay Shohei Ohtani an astounding $700 million over the next decade, the biggest contract in North American sports history. And baseball's biggest attraction is worth it, Bob Nightengale writes in an opinion piece in USA Today. "He'll generate more money...

Ohtani Decides on Next Team
Decides on
Next Team

Ohtani Decides on Next Team

Two-way star to sign historic, 10-year contract with Dodgers

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani, the two-way baseball star who's the reigning American League MVP, is moving next door. The starting pitcher-designated hitter, a free agent who has played for the Los Angeles Angels for the past six seasons, announced in an Instagram post on Saturday that he's joining the Los...

Shohei Ohtani's Locker Has Been Cleaned Out

Star pitcher-hitter will miss rest of the season and could be moving on after that

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani wasn't in the locker room after the Los Angeles Angels' game Friday night, and reporters couldn't help noticing the star's locker had been cleaned out. When asked what was going on with the pitcher-designated hitter, team officials held a sidebar, per Yahoo Sports , then said...

His Incredible Season Takes a Devastating Turn
Injured as
a Pitcher,
Star Returns
as a Hitter

Injured as a Pitcher, Star Returns as a Hitter

Shohei Ohtani won't pitch again this year but is in the Angels lineup as a DH

(Newser) - Shohei Ohtani's season as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Angels ended on Wednesday, but he reappeared in the lineup as a designated hitter on Friday. The normally two-way star was scheduled to bat second against the New York Mets on Friday night, ESPN reports, in the first game...

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