Jul 27, 2023
If you were hoping your team would pull off a Shohei Ohtani blockbuster with the Los Angeles Angels, it might be time to look elsewhere.
The Angels have decided to take Ohtani off the trade market after days of internal discussions and fielding offers, according to Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci.
Not only will the Angels keep Ohtani, but they'll also reportedly be buyers at the Aug. 1 trade deadline — in a market that was already looking quite crowded.
Following the SI report, the Angels made a strong move to bolster their starting rotation, trading for the White Sox's Lucas Giolito.
Ohtani appeared likely to finish the season in another uniform earlier this month, when the Angels fell to 46-48 and six games back of the final American League wild-card spot, with three teams ahead of them. The situation has changed somewhat since then, with the Angels winning six of their past seven and leapfrogging the Seattle Mariners in the standings.
Source: Yahoo Sports