The Los Angeles Angels have decided not to trade two-way superstar Shohei Ohtani, the team announced on Thursday. The news was met with excitement by Angels fans, who had been worried that Ohtani could be dealt away before the trade deadline.
Ohtani, who is in the midst of a historic season, celebrated the news by pitching a one-hitter and hitting two home runs in a 6-0 win over the Detroit Tigers. He is now the first player in MLB history to hit 38 home runs and pitch a one-hitter in the same season.
“I’m happy to be staying with the Angels,” Ohtani said after the game. “I love this team and I’m excited to help them win a championship.”
The Angels’ decision not to trade Ohtani is a major victory for the team and its fans. Ohtani is one of the most exciting players in baseball, and his presence in the lineup and on the mound gives the Angels a chance to compete for a World Series title.
“Shohei is a special player, and we’re thrilled that he’s going to be with us for the rest of the season,” Angels general manager Perry Minasian said. “He’s a difference-maker, and we’re confident that he can help us win a lot of games.”
Ohtani’s decision to stay with the Angels is a major coup for the team. He is now one of the most marketable players in baseball, and his presence in Los Angeles will help to attract fans and generate revenue.