Shohei Ohtani has no shortage of suitors as he prepares for his MLB arrival, but the New York Yankees are apparently out of the race to land the Japanese star. According to MLB.com's Bryan Hoch, Ohtani's representatives informed the Yankees front office the franchise won't be afforded the opportunity to have an in-person meeting with the 23-year-old. Hoch also reported Yankees general manager Brian Cashman believes teams on the West Coast may be leading the pack. Based on that, it comes as little surprise the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants are still in contention for Ohtani, per Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan.
Shohei Ohtani Rumors: Yankees out on Free Agent, Giants and Mariners Finalists
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