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Yankees GM Brian Cashman to take a look at Shohei Otani, source says

Shohei Ohtani of the Nippon Ham Fighters delivers

Shohei Ohtani of the Nippon Ham Fighters delivers at Sapporo Dome on Oct. 16, 2016. Photo Credit: Kyodo

According to a source, general manager Brian Cashman is en route to Japan to get a firsthand look at Shohei Otani, 23, whom many consider the best hitter and pitcher in the country.

Like plenty of other teams, the Yankees have scouted Otani, who bats lefthanded and throws righthanded, and the reports have been glowing. It is not certain that Otani, who has been limited this season because of injury, will be posted over the winter. The Rangers, Red Sox and Dodgers are among the teams with a heavy interest.

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