Shohei Ohtani

Report: Ohtani on Giants' list of offseason targets

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To nobody's surprise, the Giants are expected to pursue Shohei Ohtani in free agency.

The Los Angeles Times' Jorge Castillo reported Thursday, citing multiple people familiar with the Giants' offseason plans who are not authorized to speak publicly, that San Francisco has Ohtani on their target list this offseason.

No surprise there, given the widespread interest Ohtani is expected to receive this winter from just about every contending MLB team.

As Castillo mentions, the Giants were among the finalists to land Othani in 2017 before he signed with the Los Angeles Angels. San Francisco again is widely expected to be a serious suitor for the two-way superstar's services after the 2023 season.

Ohtani is the frontrunner for the AL MVP Award and is batting .305/.409/.662 with 40 home runs and 83 RBI at the plate while posting a 3.17 ERA in 130 2/3 innings pitched with 165 strikeouts on the mound.

In addition to the Giants, the two-way phenom is expected to receive serious interest from teams like the Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners, Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers, among others.

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