- Shohei Ohtani signed a historic 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
- Ohtani posted to Instagram on Saturday saying he would play for his former team’s crosstown rival starting next season after spending six seasons with the Los Angeles Angels.
- The contract is the largest in baseball history by more than $250 million, topping the 12-year, $426.5 million that now-former teammate Mike Trout signed in 2019. The $70 million average annual salary also easily eclipses the previous record of $43.3 million for Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer.
Ohtani Signs Unprecedented 10-Year, $700M Deal To Play For Los Angeles Dodgers
Ohtani Signs Unprecedented Deal To Play For Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani runs to first on his way to a triple during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, April 27, 2023, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)