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Japanese star Shohei Ohtani reportedly chooses CAA Sports to represent him in the U.S., a sign he's ready to play in the majors

Japanese star Shohei Ohtani reportedly chooses CAA Sports to represent him in the U.S., a sign he's ready to play in the majors

So it’s looks like Shohei Ohtani is ready to come to the major leagues.

A two-way player who throws 100-mph fastballs and launches 500-foot home runs, Ohtani has chosen CAA Sports to represent him in the United States, according to multiple people familiar with the situation who spoke under the condition of anonymity. Los Angeles-based Nez Balelo will be Ohtani’s lead agent.

Before Ohtani can move to the major leagues, new regulations governing the transfer of players from Japan to the United States will have to be agreed upon by Nippon Professional Baseball, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Assn. The most recent agreement expired last...

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