Los Angeles Angels avoided the salary arbitration process and reached a one-year, $30 million deal that will retain the star ballplayer Shoehi Ohtani for the 2023 season, the team announced this Saturday.
The #Angels today agreed to a one-year, $30 million contract with RHP/DH Shohei Ohtani for the 2023 season.
With the agreement, the arbitration process is avoided.
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) October 1, 2022
Ohtani, who is still eligible to become free agent next seasonyou will receive the highest salary in history for a player eligible for salary arbitration of the Major Leagues. The 30 million for the season, would far exceed the 5.5 million he earned this season to end on October 5.
Salary arbitration is a process where the player can ask for a hearing to determine what his salary will be for the following seasonand both he and the team expose to the team of referees what they think is the fair salary according to the capabilities of the team, the transfer market and the performance of the player during the season.
Shohei, 28, is having another historic season that could even surpass what he did in 2021 and earned him the award for American League Most Valuable Player by unanimous decision. This season the decision would be easy again were it not for Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees who is having a dream year, tying the American home run record.
Ohtani he is also the only one dual purpose player which is among the best both on the hill throwingas in the batter’s box hitting tablazos and fly fencesso to get to the Free Agency in 2023multiple teams contending for the World Series They would be willing to pay a lot to sign them.
(With information from MLB)