Shohei Ohtani of Los Angeles Dodgers Announces Private Marriage

Shohei Ohtani is switching out baseball diamonds for the sparkle of wedding rings. This Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher has just announced his marriage. He’s not just starting a new chapter with the Dodgers, but also with someone special from his homeland, Japan.

In a Feb. 29 Instagram post, the 29-year-old shared, “I wanted everyone to know I am now married.” He’s thrilled about what’s ahead and expressed his gratitude for the support he’s received.

In the same post, he included a picture of his dog, Decoy. He also gave a glimpse into his and his wife’s future plans. He admits they’re still young, still learning.

“But we hope you will warmly watch over us,” he wrote. This was translated from Japanese by CNN. He added that he hopes he, his wife, and their dog can grow together, supporting each other.

And not just that, they want to move forward with their fans too. It’s a new chapter for Shohei, both professionally and personally.