36-year-old Darvish signs six-year, $108 million contract extension with San Diego

Reporter Seo Jang-won = Darvish Yu (36, San Diego Padres) will be on the Major League (MLB) stage even in his 40s.

MLB.com, the MLB official website, reported on the 10th (Korean time) that Darvish had signed a six-year contract extension with the San Diego Padres for $108 million (approximately 136 billion won).

Darvish, who entered the MLB stage in 2012, has grown into one of the starting pitchers representing MLB while playing for over 10 years.

Darvish, who wore a San Diego uniform as a trade in 2021 after passing through the Texas Rangers, LA Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs, was scheduled to qualify as a free agent (FA) after the end of the 2023 season, but agreed to an extension contract with San Diego early. 안전놀이터

If the contract is fulfilled, Darvish will play in the big leagues until the age of 42.

MLB.com said, “This contract is a bit of a gamble for San Diego, which has invested a significant amount in a starting pitcher in his late 30s. But they feel comfortable with Darvish, who is having the best season of his late career.” Explain the reason for signing the contract.

As the media explained, Darvish started 30 games last season and pitched well with 16 wins and 8 losses and an ERA of 3.10. He made four starts in the postseason as well, posting an earned run average of 2.88 and establishing himself as an ace.

Meanwhile, San Diego, which signed a long-term contract extension with Joe Musgrove last summer, laid the foundation for its future starting rotation by capturing Darvish as well.