Ron Washington, the new manager of the Major League Baseball Angels, attended the inaugural press conference and eagerly awaited the retention of Shohei Ohtani, who is an FA = free agent from the Angels, saying, "I want him to come back."

The new manager of the Angels, Washington, appeared at the inaugural press conference at Angel Stadium on the 15th and said, "I am 71 years old, but my passion for baseball has not diminished," and expressed his enthusiasm for next season, aiming to advance to the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

As for Ohtani, who has been released by the Angels, he was eager to stay, saying, "Where is the team that doesn't want him, and I want him to come back at all costs."

General manager Minassian, who was present at the press conference, said, "Shohei is a great player, but I'm not going to talk about specific players in the FA," and as usual, he did not give details.

The 71-year-old was a manager with the Rangers for eight seasons from 2007 to 2014 before coaching the Athletics and then third base with the Braves from 8 to this season.

His contract with the Angels runs for two years until the end of the 2017 season.