Ohtani free agency sweepstakes off to a clandestine start at MLB’s general manager meetings

Seattle Mariners president Jerry Dipoto speaks during the Major League Baseball's general manager meetings Tuesday in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani walks in the dugout Sept. 16, during the ninth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, File)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The race to add two-way baseball superstar Shohei Ohtani in a blockbuster free agency deal is off to a clandestine start.