Darvish Yu (San Diego Padres), who is eating rice with Kim Ha-seong as if trying to challenge the record of Darvish and Park Chan-ho, who can play until the age of 42, has signed an extension contract with the team.
On the 10th (Korean time), MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “Darvish has agreed to a contract extension with San Diego for six years and a total of 108 million dollars (about 136 billion won).” He will continue his career as a player until 2028, when he will be 42 years old.
Darvish, who signed a six-year, $126 million contract in 2018 when he was with the Chicago Cubs, acquired FA (free agent) qualifications after this season. However, it is Darvish who did not appear in the FA market and chose ‘stable’ with a long-term contract.
Darvish, who played an active role last year, was recognized for his value. Darvish, who
started his career as a professional player with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2005, joined hands with the Texas Rangers in 2012 and entered the big leagues. He has been on the big league mound every year except for 2015, and has recorded 95 wins, 75 losses, and an ERA of 3.50 in 242 games and 1488 innings for 10 years.
After that, Darvish went through the LA Dodgers and Cubs and wore a San Diego uniform as a trade ahead of the 2021 season. His performance in the last two seasons was 24-19 with a 3.61 earned run average in 60 games and 361 innings.
In particular, it is predominantly evaluated that the performance of the previous season had a great influence on his contract extension this time. Darvish showed the team’s ‘ace’ by leaving a record of 16 wins, 8 losses and an average ERA of 3.10 in 194⅔ innings in 30 games last season.
Considering that he was already in his late 30s, the club could have felt burdened, but San Diego believed in Darvish, who had proven his achievements. Above all, both players and clubs can face the new season without the burden of free agents.
MLB.com said: “This contract, which brings a significant amount of money to a starting pitcher in his late 30s, is a gamble for San Diego. But the team will be comfortable signing him after he had one of his best seasons playing in the second half of his career. Long term last summer. Following Joe Musgrove, who signed the contract, Darvish was also signed, laying the foundation for the starting rotation.” 카지노
Darvish, who can even beat Park Chan-ho’s record
While Darvish will also participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held next month, Darvish will join the Japanese national team’s training, which will begin on the 17th with the club’s permission. It is in contrast to some big leaguers, such as Kim Ha-seong and Tommy Edman (St. Louis), who will play an active part in the Korean national team, joining the national team belatedly in the face of opposition from the club. It is a story that is receiving the trust of the club as much as it is.
In the face-to-face match against South Korea, which will be held at the Tokyo Dome in Japan from 7:00 pm on March 10, Darvish’s starter seems likely. Along with Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), he has emerged as a potential starting pitcher candidate.
Darvish, who plays in San Diego until the 2028 season, challenges a new record. Park Chan-ho (124 wins) holds the record for the most wins in Asia in the major leagues. Darvish, who has won 95 major league victories, will surpass Chan-ho Park if he adds just 30 victories. As long as there are no major variables such as injuries, it seems likely that it will be achieved smoothly.
Meanwhile, with Darvish tied up, San Diego now turns its attention to Manny Machado. An opt-out is possible at the end of this season, which is at Machado’s discretion. However, San Diego has a strong desire to start the 2023 season in a stable state by finishing the contract with Machado before the season.