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Interpreter Ippei Mizuhara Allegedly Stole $16M From Shohei Ohtani

In this photo taken on March 16, 2024, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Dodgers attends a press conference at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul prior to the 2024 MLB Seoul Series baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers Showing the athlete (right) and his interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara (left). San […]

Shohei Ohtani was victim of fraud, ex-interpreter expected to plead guilty to federal crimes

Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter is under federal surveillance. Ippei Mizuhara, who was fired by the Dodgers in March for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from Ohtani to cover sports gambling debts, is “in negotiations” to plead guilty to federal crimes. According to a report in Wednesday’s New York Times. TMZ reported this, citing law enforcement […]

Shohei Ohtani crushes first home run with Dodgers vs. rival Giants

Shohei Ohtani’s first home run for the Dodgers came against Los Angeles’ biggest rival. The two-time MVP hit his first long ball in his new home in the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Giants, extending the Dodgers’ lead in a close ball game that the Dodgers won 5-4. Ohtani didn’t get off […]

Shohei Ohtani flops in first big Dodgers moment in loss to Cardinals

LOS ANGELES — Paul Goldschmidt grounded out Mookie Betts’ home run for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, Los Angeles tied it in the ninth, and the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Dodgers 6-5 on Saturday night. With the final out and bases loaded, Shohei Otani jumped out. The Cardinals scored five runs in […]

Rob Manfred hopes for ‘short’ Shohei Ohtani probe, but ‘I just don’t know’

Rob Manfred knows his hopes for a quick investigation into Shohei Ohtani may be unreasonable. Since last week, Ohtani has been embroiled in a complicated scandal. In that scandal, his longtime interpreter and friend Ippei Mizuhara was accused of siphoning $4.5 million from the Dodgers slugger to pay off gambling debts to an alleged illegal […]

Mookie Betts says Shohei Ohtani drama won’t be a distraction

Mookie Betts insisted the gambling spree involving Shohei Ohtani’s former interpreter won’t deter the Dodgers, the favorites to win the World Series, as MLB’s official Opening Day begins Thursday. “No, no, no, no.” Betts recently told TMZ. It can be distracting. “We focus on the business, we work on the business, that’s all we follow […]