Regarding pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who is aiming to transfer from professional baseball and Orix to the big leagues using the posting system, American media reported that Shohei Ohtani was present when the Dodgers negotiated in Los Angeles on the 12th.

Yamamoto is second only to Ohtani in the MLB transfer market, where starting pitchers are in high demand, and the total value of his contract is expected to reach $2 million to $3 million.

Under these circumstances, the American media reported that Ohtani, who recently signed a 12-year contract, was present when pitcher Yamamoto negotiated with the Dodgers in Los Angeles on the 10th.

In addition, Betts and Freeman, the core players of the Dodgers, were also in attendance, so three "faces of the team" who have both won the season MVP = Most Valuable Player participated in the recruitment of Yamamoto's pitcher.

In December, American media reported that Mets owner Cohen visited Japan to meet with Yamamoto, and the Giants and Yankees also held interviews.

The Dodgers, who have a strong hitting lineup, have a team ERA of 3.12 for their starting pitchers this season, which ranks 4th out of 57 teams, and is a reinforcement for next season.

In addition to Ohtani, who has a total of $30 million, Yamamoto's contract totals $20 million, which is a huge investment for the Dodgers of $7 billion, but there is a lot of interest in the United States as to whether two of Japan's top players who also played in the WBC = World Baseball Classic will be teammates.