San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish’s 2023 season is over.
Darvish has been suffering from an elbow injury, and it was recently revealed that he has a stress reaction in his elbow.
The olecranon stress response develops in the elbow and can lead to fracture. San Diego medical staff decided to ‘shut down’ Darvish before he suffered a fracture.
Darvish finished 8-10 this season with a 4.56 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 141 strikeouts in 136 1/3 innings. 0.7 WAR is the lowest since the 2018 season.
The problem is that San Diego signed Darvish to a six-year, $108 million contract extension before the start of this season. The contract is until the age of 41.
Darvish finished second in NL Cy Young Award voting in 2020 after rebounding in 2019 from a disastrous 2018 season.
Therefore, a rebound can be expected in 2024. However, some believe that a rebound will not be easy due to age.
Darvish aimed for his 200th win in the U.S. and Japan this season. But he stopped at 196 wins. It is expected to be achieved next year.안전놀이터
but. It appears that it will take more time to break Park Chan-ho’s record of 124 wins, the most by an Asian in the Major League. Darvish won 103 major league games. We need to add 22 more wins in the future. As early as the second half of 2025. It is expected to be renewed by 2026 at the latest. This is under the premise that the pitcher is healthy and free of injury.