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LA Times “Rendon’s injury may complicate the chance of re-contracting with Otani”

Angels’ Anthony Rendon infielder has had surgery on his right wrist, making his return desperate this season. Withdrawal from the front of the big fielder who joined in 2019 off for a total of 245 million dollars (26.6 billion yen at that time) for 7 years. “Rendon’s injury may complicate the chances of re-contracting with Otani,” the local newspaper Los Angeles Times said, pointing out that it could affect pitcher Shohei Ohtani’s contract extension issue.

The Angels, who was the leader in the district on May 15, suddenly stalled, suffering the worst 14 consecutive losses of the team. The annual salary of Trout, who is second in the major leagues, and Rendon, who is in third place, has been co-starring in only 26 games this season, and is now nearly 10 games away from the Astros. “If you’re an Otani, and if you’ve stated that winning is your number one priority, will you sign a long-term contract extension with the Angels?”

Hamilton, Pujols, Upton and recent large reinforcements have not been successful. If Otani’s New Year’s salary was the highest ever, which was pointed out by the US media, at 45 million dollars (about 6 billion yen), the total annual salary with Trout and Rendon would be 120 million dollars (about 16.2 billion yen). Three people alone will account for more than half of the total annual salary (32 billion yen). “Otani has produced a lot of results for the Angels, with millions of dollars in marketing effectiveness,” the LA Times said, but this doesn’t keep the pitchers going.

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The newspaper said, “Moreno (the team owner) does not trade trout, and Trout also devotes his career to the Angels. If Otani refuses to do the same, Moreno refuses to trade and FA Will you let me go out? ” If negotiations to extend the contract with Otani, which is now off, are unsuccessful, it is possible that they will trade to obtain promising young stocks.

(Full-Count editorial department)

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