Yankees GM Brian Cashman said on Sunday that Ohtani will not be signing with the team.
That previous agreement governs the posting of Shohei Ohtani, which also happened today.
The Miami Marlins have agreed to the general framework of a trade involving star Giancarlo Stanton to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, according to MLB Network's Jon Morosi. Get the app and get the game.
Ohtani was in Los Angeles, a person familiar with his location said.
Ohtani must be signed by midnight on December 22, so we would expect this process to be finished fairly quickly.
Ohtani, of course, will be limited to how much he can be paid because he is a foreign free agent under the age of 25 and is thus subject to the global pool caps provided for under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Ohtani has spent the last five seasons with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan's NPB putting up impressive numbers on both sides of the diamond. The Texas Rangers can offer the 23-year-old $3.53 million. Cashman called Ohtani's decision "disappointing". Boston had developed a relationship with the player going back to when Ohtani was a high school star, and - like numerous other clubs - presented a clear opportunity for him to both pitch and hit.