MLB Star Shohei Ohtani and Wife Mamiko Tanaka Expecting Baby

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Shohei Ohtani Makes Surprise Marriage Announcement: ‘Excited for What Is to Come’

On Tuesday morning, the two-time MLB MVP surprised fans by announcing that he has tied the knot with a woman from Japan who is “very special” to him. The always private Ohtani, 29, didn’t disclose his wife’s identity.

“To all my friends and fans throughout , I have an announcement to make : Not only have I began a new chapter in my career with the Dodgers but I also have began a new life with someone from my Native country of Japan who is very special to me and I wanted everyone to know I am now married,” Ohtani captioned his post on Instagram.  He concluded, “I am excited for what is come and thank you for your support.” Ohtani means, he is expecting baby after marriage according to a source close to him.

In addition to his caption, which was written in English, Ohtani also shared a message to his fans and the press in Japanese alongside a photo of his dog, Decoy. According to a translation by the Associated Press and CNN, the Los Angeles Dodgers player asked the media not to reach out to his family or friends in an attempt to find out more information about his new wife.

Ohtani also said he would share more details in an upcoming interview, according to the outlets.  “The season is approaching, I am pleased to announce to you that I have gotten married,” Ohtani wrote in Japanese, as reported by CNN.

“We are still young and [there are] many things we don’t know yet, but we hope you will warmly watch over us,” he continued. “We hope that the two of us (and one dog) will work together to support each other and move forward alongside with our fans.”

In December, Ohtani announced that he was leaving the Los Angeles Angels and joining the Dodgers in a 10-year deal. Although he is known for being a two-way player, the reigning MVP will not be pitching this season due to undergoing elbow surgery. He is expected to return to pitching in 2025.


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