Padres among finalists for Shohei Ohtani

Japan's starter Shohei Otani pitches against South Korea during the first inning of their semifinal game at the Premier12 world baseball tournament at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo. A person familiar with the decision says

NY general manager Brian Cashman confirmed to reporters Sunday night that his club was out of the running.

After the dust had settled, only the Angels, Mariners, Giants, Dodgers and Padres remained.

Brian Cashman, the Yankees general manager, revealed that Ohtani's representatives informed him that Ohtani, one of the most intriguing players to come out of Japan in more than a decade, will not choose the Yankees. The Yankees, once considered a favorite, were told they didn't make the cut.

In fact, outside of five teams all on the west coast of the United States, Ohtani severely narrowed down his field of potential employers.

"I started getting a feel that wasn't good a few days ago". But I did get a sense that I can't change that we're a big market, and I can't change we're in the East. The decision won't come down to money, as no team can offer more than $3.5 million to sign him due to Major League Baseball restrictions.

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Any team that signs Ohtani must pay a $20 million posting fee to the Nippon Ham Fighters.

We have also heard that Ohtani reportedly likes the pitch the Giants made of possibly playing the outfield as well as pitch.

The Yankees and Red Sox are among the teams that pitcher and outfielder Shohei Ohtani has ruled out, and it seems the Japanese star will likely pursue a smaller market nearer to the West Coast.

The next step in the process is face-to-face meetings between Ohtani and the finalists. This development didn't sit well with some news outlets, including the New York Daily News, which labeled Ohtani a "chicken" for not considering signing with the Yankees.

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