Ohtani turns into Father Christmas: the unimaginable present to a Dodgers teammate’s spouse

Shohei Ohtani gifted a Porche to the spouse of his Los Angeles Dodgers teammate after that teammate surrendered his quantity for the MLB ace.

The Japanese participant who signed a 700 million greenback contract, which he later deferred a few of, splashed a few of that money on the spouse of Joe Kelly, a fellow pitcher.

The ex-American League man paid respect to the pair for his or her position in engaging him to signal at Dodger Stadium and in addition for permitting him to retain his quantity 17 jersey, while Kelly will now don the quantity 99.

“It is yours. From Shohei,” Kelly‘s spouse is informed in a video posted to Twitter, now often known as X, from the official Dodgers‘ account. “He needed to present you a Porsche. I swear.”

Ohtani’s a group participant

Ohtani is already displaying his willingness to be a group participant and to combine into the franchise by means of not solely this gesture, however the determination to solely declare 2m {dollars} per yr of his 700m greenback wage.

That can permit the Dodgers to maintain their spending energy for the remainder of their roster open, thus attracting larger expertise to the ball membership and that may have already occurred within the type of Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

A fellow graduate of the Nippon Skilled Baseball league of their native Japan, Yamamoto signed with the Dodgers in a 12-year contract value 27m {dollars} per yr, after curiosity from the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees.

Yamamoto was one of many hottest prospects from the opposite facet of the Pacific and had gained the equal of the CY Younger Award (Eiji Sawamura Award) in 2023 while he was additionally voted Pacific League MVP thrice.

He’s additionally s a three-time Triple Crown winner, which means that he maintained one of the best wins price, strikeouts and earned run common throughout all the league.

Yamamoto is the one participant in skilled baseball historical past to hit three-consecutive Triple Crowns and aged simply 25 years outdated, that makes him an thrilling expertise to affix the MLB.

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