The entire baseball world was floored yesterday when it was revealed that Ippei Mizuhara, the longtime interpreter for two-time American League MVP Shohei Ohtani had been fired by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Mizuhara reportedly took money from Ohtani and used it to place illegal bets. He even admitted to ESPN that he asked the two-way star to pay of as much as $4.5 million in debts.

This has been a shocking development around the game of baseball, and it will be interesting to see what comes of this.


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Mizuhara had also been Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s interpreter for conversations with coaches and for mound visits.

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The Seoul series has since concluded, but Ohtani and Yamamoto had a new interpreter present for the final game of the series. Will Ireton has taken over and he will serve as Ohtani’s interpreter and Yamamoto’s in-game interpreter.