ANAHEIM, California — Angels star Shohei Ohtani is set to make $30 million in 2023 after he and the team agreed to a one-year deal for next season to avoid arbitration.
The agreement is the highest salary ever for a player eligible for arbitration. Ohtani will be a free agent after the 2023 season.
Saturday’s announcement comes amid a 15-game hitting streak and a near-miss performance on Thursday from reigning American League MVP Ohtani.
On the mound, Ohtani’s 15 wins ranks fourth in the AL, his 213 strikeouts third, and his 2.35 ERA fourth. At the plate, he is fourth in the league with 34 home runs and seventh in the league with 94 RBIs.
He’s making $5.5 million this year.
Ohtani has 161 innings pitched, one inning missing, to ensure he will qualify among the league leaders at the end of the season. Ohtani is likely to serve in Oakland on Wednesday in the season finale.
Information provided by Jeff Passan of ESPN and The Associated Press was used in this report.
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