“It’s not Otani tampering,” Boston manager says, not an explanation

“I wasn’t trying to tamper.”

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora chuckled. On the 25th, the Red Sox played the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angels Stadium in Los Angeles.

Before the game, the Red Sox manager was spotted talking to his opponent, Shohei Ohtani. When asked afterwards what the conversation was about, Kora laughed and said, “I wasn’t trying to tamper,” a non-committal explanation.먹튀검증

Ohtani, as he is known, is eligible for free agency at the end of this season. In addition to his original club, the Angels, several “big market” teams will open their wallets to get him. Boston is no exception. The Red Sox are also known to be very interested in signing Ohtani and will put a lot of effort into signing him.

Under these circumstances, it could have been misunderstood that the Boston manager would want to have a private conversation with Ohtani so close to the game.

But there was a reason. A request for an autograph ball. “Liu Ji-rong, a Taiwanese pitcher who plays in Double-A, told Chad Epperson that he really wanted to get an autographed ball from Ohtani, and Epperson told him through me,” Cora told reporters. So I asked him if he could give me an autographed ball, and he said he would be happy to sign it,” he laughed. Ohtani signed the ball a short time later and delivered it to the Boston clubhouse via team staff. Cora spoke directly to Ohtani to fulfil the wish of a promising minor league player.

“He’s a really cool guy,” Cora said, adding that he had nothing but praise for Ohtani.