Shohei Ohtani is making his way toward his dream of playing in Major League Baseball.

Now that Ohtani has chosen Los Angeles-based Creative Artists Agency to represent him in contract negotiations with MLB teams, sources say that officials with the MLB Players Association are in the process of scheduling a formal meeting with CAA regarding Ohtani in the coming days.

After that session, Ohtani's wishes will be conveyed through the MLBPA to the MLB officials in charge of negotiating a new system of transfer regulations with Japan's top league, Nippon Professional Baseball. Neither MLB nor the MLBPA has officially commented on the negotiations.

Sources involved in the MLB/NPB negotiations told MLB.com that they are optimistic that Ohtani's requests will act as a pivot point in talks, helping the sides achieve a breakthrough that would yield a new posting system for players moving from Japan to MLB.