The Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes is down to seven

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"I can't say that is 100 percent the case, but I got the indication Friday evening that our presentation was fantastic and that it might not be a ideal fit, " Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Sunday night of a conversation he had with Ohtani's representatives. The teams under consideration are the Mariners, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Angels, the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs and the Texas Rangers. Does Ohtani want to play in Whoville? They spoke on condition of anonymity because not all teams had announced whether they were in or out. That lines up with other news to come out Sunday, from the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham, who reports Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski said Ohtani informed him Boston was also out of the running.

Ohtani was posted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters on Friday.

The 23-year-old Ohtani, a star pitcher and hitter who must sign with a major league team by December 22, has begun informing finalists of their meetings, which could run from this Tuesday to Friday.

In fact, outside of five teams all on the west coast of the United States, Ohtani severely narrowed down his field of potential employers.

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The Rays got the disappointing word Sunday night that they were eliminated from the competition to sign Japanese two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani.

The Dodgers can only offer Ohtani a $300,000 bonus.

According to reports from several baseball writers, including Jeff Passon of Yahoo, Ohtani is narrowing down his list of possible teams and the Giants are one of them.

Among the teams meeting with Ohtani are the Rangers, who have the most global money to offer ($3.54 million) and the Giants, who have $1.84 million available. All seven of the finalists will meet with Ohtani in the coming days.

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