Otani to be posted, can play MLB in 2018

OSAKA, Japan (AP) Highly touted Japanese pitcher-outfielder Shohei Otani announced on Saturday he wants to move to Major League Baseball next season

"I hope to do my best in America from next year on," Otani said during a press conference at the Japanese National Press Center.

Otani's Japanese club, the Nippon Ham Fighters, said on Friday they will allow Otani to use the posting system this offseason, clearing the way for him to sign with a major league team next season.


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