Angels take Shohei Ohtani off trade market as deadline approaches: Reports

Angels take Shohei Ohtani off trade market as deadline approaches: Reports

After fielding various trade offers for two-way player Shohei Ohtani, the Los Angeles Angels have taken him off the trade market, according to multiple reports. Tom Verducci was first to report the news. Here’s what you need to know:

Ohtani is set to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
The Angels star is 8-5 this season, posting a 3.71 ERA and 1.12 WHIP while slashing .299/.398/.668 with 36 home runs and 77 RBIs.
The MLB trade deadline is Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. ET.

The Athletic’s instant analysis:

The timing of this announcement is confusing. The Angels are four games…


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