‘Alien’ Pedro Martinez (52) mentioned the next destination of FA biggest player Shohei Ohtani (29).스포츠토토
American media outlet CBS News reported on the 19th (Korean time), “No one knows which team Ohtani will sign with. However, Martinez believes that Ohtani will sign with one of the historic franchise clubs, and he (Ohtani) will probably decide what to do next.” “You can guess whether he will sign a contract with the club,” he said.
Martinez, who serves as a special assistant to the Boston team, previously said in an interview with Sports Illustrated (SI) that “Ohtani will likely play in Boston.” He said that the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and New York Mets have the financial power and motivation to recruit Ohtani.
Martinez said, “There are only a few teams that can handle Ohtani,” and added, “I would say Boston is the number one place Ohtani could go.”
CBS News pointed out several problems with Boston’s possible recruitment of Ohtani. Masataka Yoshida mentioned that Boston’s owner may not want to invest heavily in Ohtani, whose position overlaps, because he already has resources as a designated hitter. Although Ohtani’s recruitment may be a great help in strengthening Boston’s starting rotation, it was also pointed out that Ohtani, who underwent elbow surgery, will not be able to return as a pitcher until 2025.
The media added, “Whether Martinez’s claim (about Ohtani’s destination) is an informed opinion or pure speculation, it will be good news for Boston fans.”
As a batter this year, Ohtani recorded a batting average of 0.304, 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, 20 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.066 in 135 games. As a pitcher, he played 23 games and 132 innings, recording 10 wins, 5 losses, an ERA of 3.14, and 167 strikeouts. . Ohtani, whose season ended early due to injury, is still receiving the most attention in the free agent market despite having difficulty pitching as a pitcher in the 2024 season due to elbow surgery.