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“Ohtani to Boston Confirmed”: Shohei Ohtani’s Reunion With Japanese WBC Teammate Gets Red Sox Fans’ Hopes Up

Published 04/17/2023, 3:19 PM EDT

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Two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani, entered the new season with a blast, by winning the 2023 World Baseball Classic playing for Team Japan. Playing in the WBC tournament was extra special for the athlete, since represented his home country in front of the entire world. While doing so, Shotime also got the chance to meet his teammates from when he played in Nippon Professional Baseball, and some other up-and-coming players as well. 

Recently, one of his teammates from Team Japan of WBC 2023 debuted in Major League Baseball as the regular season commenced on March 30. Shotime met up with Yoshida as his opponent in Fenway Park merely a day ago. But as the two former teammates reunited, the Red Sox Nation started to cheer for this duo, given the fact that the two may be on the same team pretty soon. 

What are the fans saying about Shohei Ohtani?

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After MLB’s 2023 regular season wraps up, LA Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani will be entering free agency. Although the impending free agency is a season away, it does not stop MLB analysts or baseball fans from making their assumptions about him ending up in the team they want him to. 

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The Red Sox Nation has become a cheerleader, letting their emotions out about imagining Ohtani as a crucial member of the American League’s Boston Red Sox. But can the Red Sox afford the rising star that Shohei Ohtani is? One will only know after the regular season wraps up. 

For now, here are some of the fans’ reactions to Yoshida and Ohtani meeting up and imagining them as teammates soon. 

 

Who doesn’t love them?

A class act indeed. 

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Even when the 2023 regular season was months away, Ohtani’s free agency had already started to take up space in hot news. It is now one of the leading topics, and will remain so until Ohtani finally enters and tests the waters of free agency, and chooses a team to stay. 

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Watch this Story: Ranking every winner of the prestigious World Baseball Classic 

But where do you think Ohtani will end up after entering free agency post this season? Let us know in the comments below! 

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a prolific portfolio of over 1000 articles to her credit. Rakshita's admiration for the legendary Derek Jeter is well known, but she never lets her personal biases affect her writing. She is particularly intrigued by the twists and turns of the game, and it is this aspect that keeps her hooked on the sport.
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