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Ohtani Speaks Out: The Interpreter Scandal and Dodgers’ Recent Success

BySamantha Jones

Mar 25, 2024
Dodgers manager says Shohei Ohtani gambling scandal not a distraction

Los Angeles Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani is set to speak to the media for the first time since allegations were made against his longtime interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara. Major League Baseball has launched an investigation into claims that Mizuhara had placed illegal bets on non-baseball sports. Mizuhara was subsequently fired by the Dodgers.

The investigation has brought to light the fact that Major League Baseball’s policy allows personnel to gamble on non-baseball sports as long as it is legal in that jurisdiction. However, sports betting remains illegal in California, where the Dodgers are based, which has led to this situation. The bookmaker at the center of the federal investigation has denied ever talking to or meeting Ohtani, and Mizuhara’s story about Ohtani’s involvement has changed multiple times.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts believes it will be beneficial for Ohtani to address the media about the situation. While he thinks it may have been a distraction for some team members, he believes that overall it hasn’t impacted their performance on the field. In fact, during their recent two-game series in Seoul, South Korea against the San Diego Padres, they went 1-1.

As Ohtani prepares to speak with the media, he remains focused on his on-field performance and addressing these allegations surrounding his interpreter. The first pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m ET and will take place against their rivals, Los Angeles Angels before returning to their regular season schedule.

By Samantha Jones

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