Dodgers Dismiss Ohtani's Interpreter Amidst Gambling Scandal; MLB and IRS Investigate

March 23, 2024
Dodgers Dismiss Ohtani's Interpreter Amidst Gambling Scandal; MLB and IRS Investigate
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers dismissed interpreter Ippei Mizuhara following accusations of illegal gambling and theft.

  • Major League Baseball is conducting a thorough investigation into the allegations involving Mizuhara.

  • The IRS is also probing Mizuhara and a suspected bookmaker, Mathew Bowyer, for their roles in criminal activities.

  • Shohei Ohtani, unaffected by this issue in terms of his career, will not pitch this season due to surgery but will play as a designated hitter.

  • Mizuhara initially implicated Ohtani in the gambling debt issue but later recanted, asserting Ohtani was unaware and uninvolved.

  • The scandal is drawing significant attention and is viewed as the most substantial since Pete Rose's ban in 1989.

Summary based on 15 sources


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