Darvish Yu (36, San Diego Padres), who arrived in Japan to participate in the 2023 World Baseball Classic (WBC) Japan team training, appeared in Miyazaki on a private plane and became a hot topic.
Major Japanese media reported that Darvish, who entered the country through Haneda Airport in Tokyo the day before on the 15th, arrived at Miyazaki Airport in Kyushu on a private plane. The Japanese national baseball team sets up a WBC training camp in Miyazaki. The call-up day is on the 16th, and the training starts on the 17th. 스포츠토토
Darvish, now 36 years old, signed an extension contract with San Diego on the 9th for a total of $108 million for six years until the 2028 season, when he turns 41. As one of the highest-paid players in the big leagues, he showed the big leaguer class by using a private plane rather than a general aircraft.
After missing the two tournaments after the two tournaments won by Japan, he wore the national team uniform again this time. He will lead the Japanese national team as the only player who has won the championship and as the eldest brother. Darvish, a right-handed pitcher with 188 victories in Japan and the United States, showed his determination to participate in this tournament by moving to Miyazaki one day before the call-up date.
Darvish is the only player to join Miyazaki training among the ‘big leaguers’ selected for the 2023 WBC Japan team.
Shohei Ohtani (Los Angeles Angels), Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), Las Nutba (St. Louis Cardinals), and Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) will move to Japan in March.