Shohei Ohtani contracts and salary breakdown: How much will the two-way phenom earn starting 2024?

Shohei Ohtani shocked the world when he signed the historic $700 million deal with the LA Dodgers, but how much will be make from this historic contract?


Shohei Ohtani contracts and salary breakdown: How much will the two-way phenom earn starting 2024?

Shohei Ohtani (Pic Credit: Imago)

In a massive announcement on Saturday, Shohei Ohtani confirmed his next team. The Japanese superstar took to his Instagram account and announced that he is joining the Los Angeles Dodgers from free agency. He is now the highest-paid player in MLB history after inking a huge $700 million, 10-year deal with the seven-time World Series winners.

After making his name in the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) of Japan, Ohtani had been attracting interest. The 2023 American League MVP made his way to the USA in 2018 and has seen then stunned the world with his performances.

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What makes Ohtani different than any other player is his unique style of playing. The 29-year-old baseball star has impressed audiences with his two-way skills as a batter and pitcher. This is something that was last seen during the days of Babe Ruth, nearly over a hundred years ago. After six years with the Los Angeles Angels, he has now joined their rivals and moved on to the LA Dodgers.

Current contract breakdown

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani (Pic Credit: Imago)

Shohei Ohtani shocked the world after announcing his move to the LA Dodgers. He is reported to have signed with the National League side on a 10-year, $700 million contract. This is now the biggest contract ever given to a player in baseball history. The previous biggest contract given was of his former teammate Mike Trout who received a 12-year, $426.5 million one.

Before this contract of Ohtani, the pitching duo of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer made $43.3 million each. However, the two-time American League MVP will now make significantly more than them. According to Sportac Ohtani will make around $70,000,000 through his yearly earnings following this massive deal.

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CONTRACTAVG. SALARYGTD AT SIGNSIGNED USINGFREE AGENT
10 yr(s) / $700,000,000$70,000,000$700,000,000Free agency 2034 / UFA

Salary breakdown

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani (Pic Credit: Imago)
  • Current Salary: $70,000,000
  • Salary per month: $11,70,000
  • Salary per game: $432,099
  • Salary per hour: $180,041
  • Salary per at-bat: $108,025
  • Salary per inning: $48,011
  • Salary per minute: $3,001
  • Salary per second: $50.01

Previous contracts and salaries

Shohei Ohtani
Shohei Ohtani (Pic Credit: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Ever since making his debut, Shohei Ohtani has continued to charm the audiences. His skills and style of way have even stunned some of the biggest names in the industry. Before signing the contract, it was expected that he would break the MLB record for a contract. Ohtani has done just that with his new deal. Let’s delve into his previous contract and salary and see how much he has progressed over the years.

2023-2023 Los Angeles Angels (Retained)

ContractAVG. SalarySigned using
1 yr(s) / $30,000,000$30,000,000ARBITRATION

2021-2022 Los Angeles Angels (Retained)

ContractAVG. SalarySigned using
2 yr(s) / $8,500,000$4,250,000ARBITRATION EXTENSION

2020-2020 Los Angeles Angels (Retained)

ContractAVG. SalarySigned using
1 yr(s) / $700,000$700,000PRE-ARBITRATION

2019-2019 Los Angeles Angels (Retained)

ContractAVG. SalarySigned using
1 yr(s) / $650,000$650,000PRE-ARBITRATION

2018-2018 Los Angeles Angels

ContractAVG. SalarySigned using
1 yr(s) / $2,315,000$2,315,000Signing Bonus

2018-2018 Los Angeles Angels

ContractAVG. SalarySigned using
1 yr(s) / $545,000$545,000PRE-ARBITRATION

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