Shohei Ohtani could remain a two-way player if he signs with the Mariners. Shohei Ohtani is about to become the most pursued free agent in baseball. After Major League Baseball, the MLB Players Association and Nippon Professional Baseball came to an agreement on a new posting system, the Japanese superstar could be posted by Dec. 1 and signed by the end of the year.
Posted: November 23, 2017, 3:18 pm
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association agreed Tuesday on a new posting system that will allow two-way star Shohei Ohtani to leave Japan and sign with an MLB team for the 2018 season. Sources told ESPN the system used in recent years will remain in place this offseason. A system with some modifications will take effect next offseason. Details on the new system will be announced upon ratification by all 30 MLB owners. The agreement was first reported by the New York Post and confirmed by ESPN. MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball had already settled on a new framework to replace the old agreement, which expired earlier this month, and the union’s approval was the final obstacle remaining
Posted: November 22, 2017, 12:28 am