In the end, Yu Darvish (37, San Diego Padres) was out for the season.
MLB.com announced Yu Darvish’s season out on the 13th (Korean time). Although he signed a six-year, $108 million (approximately 143.6 billion won) extension contract ahead of this season, his first season was not good. He had 8 wins, 10 losses, and an ERA of 4.56 in 24 games.
The last game was against the Milwaukee Brewers on August 26th. Darvish complained of pain in his elbow later that day. As a long-term, large contract player, he expressed his intention to return after treatment, but ultimately accepted to sit out the season. In fact, it hasn’t been good all season. In particular, in August, there were no wins in 5 games, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 4.66. His last win was against the Texas Rangers on July 30, when he pitched 6 innings, allowing 3 hits, 9 strikeouts, 2 walks, and no runs.
MLB.com said, “Darvish was found to have irritation in his elbow bone during a thorough examination after late August. He initially received cortisone injections and recently started playing catch, but his elbow still hurt. “This year, when Darvish was healthy, he was mostly inconsistent.”
This is not the first time Darvish has had elbow issues. He also underwent arthroscopic surgery during the 2018 season when he was with the Chicago Cubs due to poor elbow health. At that time, he was back healthy in time for the 2019 season. “There is some frustration,” Darvish said. 스포츠토토“He has an elbow stress reaction, and he basically needs time for it to heal.”
MLB.com said, “Darvish will not throw a ball for at least the next six weeks. At that point he will be examined again. “Only then will it become clear whether he will undergo similar surgery.” The idea is to wait until the end of October.
Darvish surpassed 100 career wins this season. With 103 wins, he ranks 3rd in most wins among Asian major leaguers and 1st in most wins among active Asian major leaguers. Even though he messed up this season, he’s got five years. It is only a matter of time before he surpasses Park Chan-ho and takes first place among Asian major leaguers with the most wins.
However, health is the biggest issue when it comes to overtaking Park Chan-ho. You may have plenty of time, but you need to take care of your health right away. In the worst case, if you undergo Tommy John surgery, you will have to miss a year or more. Even after resolving the elbow issue, he is already a veteran in his late 30s at 37 years old. He is interested in where he will be in 5 years.
▲Top 10 Asian major leaguers with the most winsChan-ho Park/Korea/124 wins, 98 losses/average ERA 4.36/1993 inningsHideo Nomo/Japan/123 wins, 109 losses/average ERA 4.24/1976 ⅓ inningsYu Darvish/Japan/103 wins, 85 losses/average ERA 3.59/1,624 ⅓ inningsHideki Kuroda/Japan/79 wins, 79 losses/average ERA 3.45/1,319 innings MasahiroTanaka/Japan/78 wins, 46 losses/average ERA 3.74/1,054 ⅓ inningsRyu Hyun-jin/Korea/78 wins, 48 losses/average ERA 3.25/ 1043⅓ inningsWang Jianming/Taiwan/68 wins 34 losses/average ERA 4.36/845⅔ inningsHisashi Iwakuma/Japan/63 wins 39 losses/average ERA 3.42/883⅔ inningsKenta Maeda/Japan/63 wins 48 losses/average ERA 3.96/851 inningsWayne Chen/Taiwan/59 wins, 51 losses/average ERA 4.18/1064⅔ innings
While Darvish is resting, Ryu Hyun-jin and Maeda slowly pursue Darvish. Following Darvish, the two are ranked 2nd and 3rd among Asian major leaguers with the most wins. Ryu Hyun-jin became the losing pitcher in the game against the Texas Rangers on this day because he did not receive support from the batting line even after allowing 3 runs in 6 innings. They recently lost two games in a row and stayed at 78 wins.Of course, it is extremely unlikely that Darvish will be chased by Ryu Hyun-jin and Maeda right away. Additionally, Ryu Hyun-jin and Maeda will both become free agents after this season. Only by signing a new, long-term contract can we continue our pursuit of Darvish.