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Ross Atkins frustrated over Ohtani issue

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General manager Ross Atkins also expressed disappointment that Shohei Ohtani did not sign with the Toronto Blue Jays

General manager Ross Atkins also expressed disappointment that Shohei Ohtani did not sign with the Toronto Blue Jays. Atkins spoke to the media after signing center fielder Kevin Kiermaier and utility man Isaiah Kinnear-Falefa. He expressed his disappointment there.

After a moment of silence, Atkins said he was disappointed, along with Blue Jay fans, that Ohtani, the talent of this generation, signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers instead of Toronto.

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Atkins confirmed a meeting with Ohtani, and the Blue Jays were the frontrunners to land the high-priced free agent.

He said he hopes to sign another free agent before spring training begins. After that someone will be of outfielder or hitter category.

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