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Report: David Fletcher, former Shohei Ohtani teammate, placed bets with same bookie as Ippei Mizuhara

May 18, 2024

The illegal gambling operation at the center of the Shohei Ohtani-Ippei Mizuhara scandal reportedly involves one of Ohtani's teammates too.

David Fletcher, who played with Ohtani on the Los Angeles Angels and is currently suiting up for the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A affiliate in Gwinnett, placed bets with bookmaker Mathew Bowyer, according to ESPN.

Fletcher's close friend, former Kansas City Royals minor leaguer Colby Schultz, was also reportedly involved. Schultz is alleged to have placed to bets on baseball, including Angels games in which Fletcher played, and was identified as "Bookmaker 3" in the criminal complaint against Mizuhara, Ohtani's former interpeter.

Source: Yahoo Sports

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