Friday was a monumental day for the Los Angeles Angels.
The club signed Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, a player who can hit, pitch and play in the outfield with Mike Trout.
As Otani selected the Angels over other clubs (Padres, Mariners and Dodgers to name a few), the clubis feelin' pretty good right now.
— Angels (@Angels) December 8, 2017
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) December 8, 2017
Ken Rosenthal & others
Agent (not from CAA) on Ohtani signing: Eppler made this happen. 100% all him. He has been on Ohtani since he was in HS and I will bet he absolutely crushed the presentation. This is a credit to him. Eppler visited Japan while with NYY and after becoming LAA GM in Oct. 2015.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2017
Angels get ohtani
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 8, 2017
#Angels this winter: Shohei Ohtani, Justin Upton, Kevin Maitan. So far. Mike Trout, three years from free agency, has got to be feeling pretty good about his team's direction.
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) December 8, 2017
MLB on FOX
The sweepstakes is over! Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Angels, according to multiple reports. pic.twitter.com/vPA14djSDS
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) December 8, 2017
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) December 8, 2017
Well well boys, I guess Santa let us open a gift a little early! Welcome my friend, welcome!
— Matt Shoemaker (@MattShoe52) December 8, 2017