Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres) is out for the season.
MLB.com announced on Wednesday that Darvish Yu was out for the season. Yu signed a six-year, $108 million contract extension prior to this season, but his first season was not a good one. In 24 games, he went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA.
His last game was Aug. 26 against the Milwaukee Brewers. Darvish complained of elbow pain afterward. The long-term, big-money signing expressed his intention to return after treatment, but ultimately accepted the season-ending injury. In fact, the whole season wasn’t good. In August, he went five games without a win and three losses with a 4.66 ERA. His last win came on July 30 against the Texas Rangers, when he allowed three runs on six hits with nine strikeouts and two walks in six innings.
According to MLB.com, “Darvish was examined in late August and found to have irritation in his elbow bone. He initially received a cortisone shot and recently started playing catch, but the elbow was still sore. When he was healthy this year, he was mostly inconsistent.”
This isn’t Darvish’s first elbow issue. He had arthroscopic surgery on his elbow during the 2018 season with the Chicago Cubs. He was back healthy in time for the 2019 season. “There’s a little bit of frustration,” Darvish said. I have an elbow stress reaction, and basically it needs time to heal,” Darvish said.
According to MLB.com, “Darvish will not throw for at least six weeks. At that point, he will be re-evaluated. Only then will it be clear whether he will undergo similar surgery.” We’ll have to wait until the end of October to find out.
Darvish surpassed 100 career wins this season. With 103 wins, he is third on the all-time wins list in the Asian Major League and first on the all-time wins list in the Asian Major League. He may have lost this season, but he has five years to make it up. It’s only a matter of time before he surpasses Chan Ho Park as the all-time wins leader in the Asian major leagues 바카라.
However, his health is the biggest concern when it comes to overtaking Chan Ho Park. He has plenty of time, but he needs to take care of his health now. In the worst case scenario, Tommy John surgery could take him out for more than a year. Even if the elbow issue is resolved, at 37, he is already a veteran in his late 30s. The question is, where will he be in five years?