Ohtani can opt out of his contract with the Dodgers under this condition

THE ANGELS.- Shohei Ohtani can terminate his 10-year, $700 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers if one or two prominent club executives leave their positions, a person close to the deal said Wednesday.

The Japanese star, who will be officially presented by the Dodgers this Thursday at a press conference, he would have authorization to terminate his contract if Mark Walter does not continue as controlling owner or Andrew Friedman he is leaving the position of president of football operations, the source, who requested anonymity because the terms of the agreement have not been disclosed, told The Associated Press.

Ohtani’s contract, announced Monday, contemplates that 97% of the money will be deferred without interest and It won’t be paid in full until 2043.

The Athletic was the first outlet to report Wednesday that Othani’s deal included a provision that allowed him to opt out at the end of a season, if the Dodgers made specific changes to their executive staff.

The agreement still has the form of a letter of commitment between representatives of Ohtani and the team. A formal contract has not been submitted for approval by the Office of the Big leaguessaid the source.

Ohtani, twice elected Most valuable Player of the American League, reached the agreement over the weekend.

“The World Series “It is the goal from now on,” the reliever said on Wednesday. Joe Kelly.

Ohtani will speak to the press at Centerfield Plaza at Los Angeles Stadium. Dodgers during an outdoor conference. The office of MLB reported on Wednesday that Ohtani broke the online store record Fanatics of the best-selling jersey in the first 48 hours after its presentation, surpassing football figures Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Japanese was not seen at the stadium on Wednesday, as he met with his teammates, including the star outfielder Mookie Bets and Kelly.

Ohtani looks prepared:

“I had a chance to talk to him,” Kelly said, surrounded by children attending an outdoor party with loud music. “He is already training, working, getting bigger and stronger. Her arm looks good”.

The 29-year-old star, who stands out as a hitter and pitcher, left the Los Angeles Angels in free agency after six years and signed with the Dodgers in an agreement that was confirmed on Monday.

Kelly will change his uniform number after ending his one-year, $8 million contract with the team on Monday. leaving 17 for Ohtaniwho thanked him for the gesture.

Ohtani will earn $20 million from his contract over the next 10 years and The remaining 680 million will be paid between 2034 and 2043in an unusual structure that gives the team more salary flexibility in the coming campaigns.