36-year-old Darvish Yu, treated as ‘equal’ to Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom

Darvish Yu (36), a Japanese pitcher for the San Diego Padres in American professional baseball, was treated similarly to major league starting pitchers Max Scherzer (39, New York Mets) and Jacob deGrom (34, Texas Rangers).

According to multiple local media on the 10th (Korean time), Darvish signed a six-year, $108 million (approximately 136 billion won) contract extension with San Diego.

The contract period is from 2023 to 2028. He signed a six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2018 for $126 million. It seems that the last year of the existing contract was replaced with the first year of the new contract. During the contract period, Darvish is between 36 and 41 years old.

Prior to Darvish, only Scherzer and deGrom had signed contracts worth over $100 million, despite being in their late 30s. 슬롯사이트

Scherzer’s three-year, $130 million (2022-24) is for ages 37 to 39, and deGrom’s five-year, $185 million (2023-27) is for ages 35 to 39. Although less than $100 million, Justin Verlander (39, New York Mets) also signed a two-year, $86.66 million contract this offseason. Verlander will celebrate his 40th birthday on the 20th. This is a huge amount of money, an average of more than $ 43 million per year for the 40-41 season.

Darvish’s long-term contract can be interpreted as being recognized for its durability by the club.

Darvish started 242 games over 11 years in the major leagues and showed a steady appearance with a 3.50 ERA of 95 wins and 75 losses.

Last season, he played the role of the San Diego ace with 16-8 and an ERA of 3.10. He underwent elbow ligament joint surgery and elbow arthroscopy in 2015 and 2018, respectively.

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