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Report: Dodgers, Rangers, Red Sox expected to be in on Ohtani

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The Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, and Boston Red Sox are among the teams expected to be interested in signing free-agent superstar Shohei Ohtani, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Ohtani is the marquee free agent available this offseason after another terrific campaign as both a hitter and pitcher in 2023.

The 29-year-old is considered the favorite to take home his second AL MVP in three years.

Ohtani suffered an elbow injury in August and won't pitch during the 2024 campaign after undergoing surgery to address a UCL tear in his pitching elbow.

The three-time All-Star is more focused on the quality of a team's roster than its location, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi.

Ohtani slashed .304/.412/.654 with 44 home runs, 95 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases in 135 games as a hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in 2023. He also registered a 3.14 ERA with 167 strikeouts across 132 innings as a pitcher.

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