- Shohei Ohtani is a Japanese baseball star in the MLB
- He has a nickname in Japanese for one teammate
- This is why he calls Tyler Wade "Ikemen"
Shohei Ohtani apparently has a fun nickname for his Los Angeles Angels teammate Tyler Wade. The baseball star calls his teammate "Ikemen," which has an amusing meaning in Japanese.
Shohei Ohtani has a Japanese nickname for an Angels star
According to Sports Illustrated, Shohei Ohtani calls his teammate "Ikemen" because that's what Japanese fans say to Ohtani when they see photos of Tyler Wade.
The nickname's meaning? Ikemen basically translates to "hot guy." So it seems Japan is a big fan of Tyler Wade. The infielder is in his first season with the Los Angeles Angels, playing alongside two-way star Shohei Ohtani.
Shohei Ohtani, by the way, can speak English, but he is not fully fluent yet. So he still employs a translator for interviews around the clubhouse.
The Japanese-born baseball star is coming off an AL MVP season, and Ohtani continues to make history as both an elite power hitter and starting pitcher.