Shohei Otani announces that he will sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters

Japanese right-hander Shohei Otani has announced that he will stay in Japan and sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters, the team that drafted him the first-round of the 2012 NPB Draft. The announcement was expected for a few days now, according to the Japanese media, but this made it official.

According to both the Japanese media and the Dodgers media, the Dodgers were the favorites to land him were he to venture overseas to the MLB.

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