Shohei Ohtani’s agent mum on what future holds for Angels star
Shohei Ohtani’s agent, CAA’s Nez Balelo, stopped by Angels spring coaching on Monday and chatted with basic supervisor Perry Minasian as the primary day of full squad exercises continued.
He wouldn’t inform members of the media whether or not negotiations have been happening, a coverage of privateness he has with all of his purchasers.
He reiterated what Ohtani has mentioned in his final two information conferences, that he’s an Angel in 2023.
Whether he’s open to discussing a contract extension earlier than spring coaching ends, Balelo mentioned that as an agent, he’s at all times open to discussions however each scenario is totally different.
“I think there’s several layers to this one and Shohei’s earned the right to play through the year and explore free agency and we’ll see where it shakes out,” Balelo mentioned.
Whether he’s open to having extension discussions through the season, Balelo mentioned:
“It’s a fine line when you ask a player to go through something like that during the season. Typically that doesn’t happen, but I don’t have a crystal ball in front of me. I would just say that it’s tough to have a discussion that will be so meaningful during the season and probably makes more sense to table and wait till the end of the season.”
Whether Ohtani could be comfy juggling negotiations whereas getting ready for the season, Balelo mentioned is a hypothetical state of affairs and reiterated privateness for his shopper.