Major Update From Angels On Shohei Ohtani's Future

All season long, the Los Angeles Angels have insisted that they will not be considering trading the generational two-way talent, and shoo-in for MVP again this year, Shohei Ohtani. The Japanese pitcher and slugger has just two+ months remaining on his contract with the Halos, and will become a free agent at season's end.

But while the Angels struggle once again this season to be the winning team that Ohtani so desires to play for, word from a baseball insider is that the team is now open to offers.

According to MLB Insider Jon Morosi, the Angels have changed their hard stance against trading him.

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Morosi says his sources tell him that the Angels front office will now actually consider incoming trade inquiries for the sport's greatest player, and that they're "not ruling out the possibility of a deadline deal".

He adds, however, that the trade cost for any interested team, despite it being potentially just a two-month rental, will be "extraordinarily high".

It still could come down to how the Angels fare over the next week or two, and that started out Friday night on a down note, with Ohtani himself getting knocked around by the Houston Astros, as the Halos lost 7-5, dropping their 10th game in their last 11. That's not exactly the recipe for the type of "winning team" that Ohtani is looking for.

This could be a frenzied two+ weeks leading to the trade deadline on Aug. 1st.

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