It is uncertain when representatives from the other six clubs still in the running for Ohtani will meet with him, but most of those meetings are expected to take place this week, ahead of the winter meetings.
Two A.L. teams that could clearly use Ohtani - and fit the description of a smaller market on the West Coast - are the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels, who play in Anaheim, Calif. The New York Mets, Oakland Athletics, Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers are also among the teams told they won't sign Ohtani.
Because he wants to both pitch and start as a hitter when he's not starting as a pitcher, American League teams would seem to have an advantage.
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Red Sox spokesperson Kevin Gregg confirmed to the Associated Press that Boston was also eliminated from the bidding.
Ohtani could have waited two more years to reach the minimum age at which he would be eligible for a lucrative major league contract, part of restrictions on worldwide signings included in MLB's recent collective bargaining agreement.
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Otani was put up for bid Friday by the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters for the maximum $20 million posting fee.
The Rangers have the largest signing bonus amount remaining among the teams he is considering at $3,535,000, followed by the Mariners ($1,557,500) and Angels ($1,315,000). The 23-year-old has until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 22 to agree to a contract with an Major League Baseball team.
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