Dodgers star Shohei Ohtani’s ex-interpreter lost over $40 million in bets

Ohtani’s interpreter Ippei Mizuhara has a lot of questions to answer.

Shohei Ohtani and the Dodgers have a lot going on right now.

The Los Angeles Dodgers now have a 10-5 record on the season after losing a close 3-2 game to the defending Central Division Champion Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, during a time when the news cycle has swirled around superstar designated hitter Shohei Ohtani. It was revealed recently that the Dodgers player’s former interpreter lost over $40 million in betting losses. A total of $16 million dollars was stolen from his client’s own account.

The interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara, was charged with bank fraud as a result. Meanwhile, a well-known broadcaster has blasted Ohtani for not revealing information on the situation.

Dodgers’ Ohtani Interpreter Losses Revealed 

The details were shared in a post from columnist Bob Nightengale on Twitter. Nightengale revealed that Mizuhara made about 19,000 bets averaging $12,800 each.

Dodgers’ Early Season Success, Revealed

Frustrating Ohtani news aside, the Dodgers have had a solid start to the season including a great performance from the top dollar offseason acquisitions so far. Holdovers like Mookie Betts and Bobby Miller have also excelled in the team’s batting order, giving manager Dave Roberts plenty of hope for a deep October run.

Ohtani has three home runs and eight RBI on the season and is hitting .333, third on the team in batting average behind Betts and Teoscar Hernandez.

Hernandez and Betts are blasting the cover off of the ball so far in the early going. Hernandez is hitting just under .300 with four homers on the season. Betts is hitting .364 with five home runs and 11 RBI, putting himself on a path to early season MVP consideration.

Shohei Ohtani and the Dodgers are making big moves. Apr 10, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins catcher Christian Vazquez (8) tags out Los Angeles Dodgers designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (17) at home plate during the seventh inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers’ Forthcoming Schedule 

Roberts’ team is scheduled to kick off a nine-game homestand on Friday at 10:10 p.m. against the San Diego Padres with offseason addition Yoshinobu Yamamoto on the mound. Three games each against the Washington Nationals and New York Mets await afterward, followed by the Nationals again on the road in D.C.

Three road games each against the Blue Jays and Diamondbacks will ensure that the Dodgers’ star-studded lineup logs plenty of flight miles in the days, weeks and months to come.


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