Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani has signed a multi-year footwear and apparel endorsement deal with New Balance, the company announced Tuesday. 

Ohtani was the American League Most Valuable Player runner-up in 2022 and won the award in 2021. 

"As I continue my journey in baseball, I am excited to join the New Balance family," Ohtani said in a statement. "New Balance is a global brand that is known for having incredible product innovation but also for being an authentic brand who allows their athletes to be themselves. I am excited to join with them to change the game."