On Saturday, Shohei Ohtani established yet another MLB record. This one was brought up during negotiations.
Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to terms on a contract for a record-breaking $30 million for the 2023 season.
For Ohtani, who only got $5.5 million this year, it's a significant bump. Additionally, it permits both parties to avoid arbitration this offseason.
Ohtani is the most unusual talent imaginable, so many people in the industry were interested to watch how his case would develop, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan.
This surpasses the $27 million agreement Mookie Betts signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers following the 2020 season to establish a record for a one-year contract.
After the next season, the AL MVP for 2021 is expected to sign a staggering long-term contract and become a free agency.