The Los Angeles Angels are eliminating at least one suitor in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes.
“Would they trade him to the (Los Angeles) Dodgers? No,” MLB Network’s Jon Heyman said Monday. “I spoke to somebody with the Dodgers, they realize he’s not getting traded to the Dodgers. Even if you think that he can sign long term with the Dodgers, (Angels owner) Arte Moreno is not going to do that.”
Heyman noted, however, that the Dodgers have a good chance to sign Ohtani long term once he hits free agency this winter, regardless of what happens prior to MLB’s Aug. 1 trade deadline.