The Reds are not among the seven teams that will face the Japanese Shohei Ohtani this week in Los Angeles, according to a report by Jon Heyman of

The lucky 7, according to team sources, are sailors, parents, angels, dodgers, giants, game wardens, puppies #ohtani

– Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 4, 2017 [19659007] The Enquirer has not yet confirmed Heyman's report.

The Mariners, Padres, Angels, Dodgers, Giants, Rangers and Cubs are the seven teams that will face Ohtani, according to Heyman.

Messages from The Enquirer to several members of the Re The central office of the DS, including general manager Dick Williams, has not been returned.

Williams, who last week acknowledged that the Reds were seriously pushing Ohtani, said in RedsFest on Friday that he would prefer not to give updates on the team chasing Ohtani.

"Out of respect for the player and his representatives, I do not want to go into that, I do not think they want all the teams to resolve it in the court of public opinion," Williams said Friday. "From here, I want him to be able to talk directly with us and make his decision, I do not intend to lobby and brag about what we have or have not done."

According to MLB rules, Ohtani is subject to the international signature bonus rules, which means that he can only receive everything a team can give under his bonus group. Rangers currently have the most money for the group with $ 3,535,000. The Yankees had the second highest number, but they are out of the race, as are the teams with the third (Twins) and fourth (Pirates). The Giants have the fifth largest ($ 1,835,000) and the Mariners sixth ($ 1,557,500). The Reds can offer only $ 300,000.

However, money does not seem to be Ohtani's main motivation. He would probably have received a contract of around $ 200 million if he had waited two years to come to the United States.

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