Ohtani's interpreter fired from LA Dodgers, US media say

US media have reported that an interpreter for Major League baseball superstar Ohtani Shohei has been fired from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Times and other media outlets said on Wednesday that lawyers for Ohtani accused Mizuhara Ippei of being involved in illegal gambling.

Mizuhara had served Ohtani since the Japanese two-way player joined the Los Angeles Angels. They moved to the Dodgers during the off-season last year.

He accompanied Ohtani for the Dodgers' opening series in Seoul, South Korea, where he interpreted reporters' questions on Wednesday.

US sports channel ESPN said 4.5 million dollars was transferred from the athlete's bank to a bookmaker.