Reporter Park Sang-hyun = The San Diego Padres, a team belonging to Kim Ha-seong, has virtually signed a lifetime contract with Japanese pitcher Darvish Yu (37). He will play for San Diego until the end of his active career.
MLB.com, which delivers news of the American professional baseball Major League (MLB), said on the 10th (Korean time) that the San Diego club has agreed to a contract with Darvish for 6 years, worth 108 million dollars (136 billion won) until 2028. An official announcement from the club has yet to be made.
San Diego hastily signed a long-term contract with Darvish, who will become a free agent after this season, so that it can stabilize its starting rotation.
Of course, considering Darvish’s considerable age, I couldn’t shake off my anxiety. There are some risk factors in signing a six-year contract with Darvish, who was born in 1986 and turns 37 in August. Nonetheless, the reason San Diego kept Darvish alive is also because he still has good pitching even in his late 30s.
Darvish recorded 16-8 and an average ERA of 3.10 last year, achieving a double-digit multiplier in five years since 2017. In four seasons, including the 2018 season, when he played only eight games due to injury, and the 2020 season, which was played as a shortened season, he could not exceed double-digit wins. 토토사이트
However, since he started running in San Diego in 2021, he has shown signs of rebound little by little. He only went 8-11 in 2021 and had an earned run average of 4.22, but he gradually began to find stability and tied the record for the most wins in a season with 16 wins last year. In addition, in the postseason, the team advanced to the National League Championship Series with 2 wins and 1 loss and an average ERA of 2.88.
Darvish’s long-term contract ensures San Diego has two reliable starters along with Joe Musgrove. Musgrove also extended his contract with San Diego last summer.
Meanwhile, MLB.com reported that it is also pursuing a long-term contract with Manny Machado, who will become a free agent after this season.