Darvish Yu (37, San Diego), who is entering his late 30s, has signed an extension contract with the team. It is a period that covers up to the early 40s.
On the 10th (Korean time), Major League Baseball (MLB) official website MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand and The Athletic’s Dennis Lin said, “Darvish has signed a six-year, $108 million (approximately 135.9 billion won) contract with San Diego. “he said.
The contract, which starts this season, will continue until the 2028 season, when Darvish turns 42. Originally, Darvish was eligible for FA (free agent) at the end of this season, but instead of coming to the market, he chose to stay with the team. 스포츠토토
Darvish, who joined Texas in 2012 after playing in Japan and challenged the big leagues, recorded a career record of 95 wins and 75 losses with an ERA of 3.50. He posted double-digit multipliers on five occasions, and in 2013 and 2020 he was ranked second in Cy Young voting.
Darvish, who had an average ERA of 4.22 with 8 wins and 11 losses due to sluggishness in the second half of the 2021 season, announced a revival last year. He appeared in 30 games and 194⅔ innings, recording 16 wins, 8 losses, an average ERA of 3.10, and 197 strikeouts, showing off his old age. It was his most wins in a season after his 2012 debut season and his best bWAR after posting a 5.6 in 2013.
Originally, Darvish was expected to sign contracts with a short period and a large average annual price. Because he already turned 37 this year. However, the club and Darvish signed the opposite contract. The Athletic analyzed, “Although there is a risk, it is possible to solve the team’s lack of starting pitchers by lowering the average annual salary.”