San Diego Padres Japanese starting pitcher Darvish Yu, 37, has been lost for the season with an elbow injury.
Speaking to MLB.com and other local media outlets ahead of the Padres’ 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on Wednesday (June 13), Darvish said, “After the injury, I was dedicated to treatment and recovery, including receiving cortisone injections (to remove inflammation), but when I started playing catch recently, the pain in my elbow continued. At this point, I decided it was better to end my season early.”
“It is unfortunate that the team did not perform well this season,” Daruvish said, adding, “I also feel responsible.”
Darvish was placed on the 15-day disabled list (IL) on March 29 with right elbow soreness after a poor outing against the Milwaukee Brewers on March 26 in which he allowed five runs in four innings.
The elbow hasn’t gotten any better. Add to that the fact that his team, San Diego, is virtually eliminated from the postseason, and the point of his return has been lost.
“Darvish plans to stay off the field for the next six weeks and focus on rehabilitation,” 바카라사이트 MLB.com reported, “and a decision on surgery will be made based on his progress.”
Darvish already has a history of elbow surgery. In March 2015, he underwent elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery).
He returned to the big leagues in May 2016 after a lengthy rehabilitation, and has since regained his form.
If Darvish undergoes a second surgery later this year, he is expected to return for the 2025 season.
That’s the worst-case scenario for his team, San Diego. The Dodgers signed Darvish to a six-year, $108 million extension in February.
In his first year, Darvish went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 24 appearances this year, and was lost to injury before the season was over.
His quest to become the first Asian-American to win an MLB game was put on hold. Darvish had 103 wins (85 losses) so far this season and was expected to break Chan Ho Park’s (retired) record for most wins by an Asian pitcher (124) in the next two to three years.
However, the timing of the record challenge and breaking will be greatly affected by his physical condition and whether or not he will undergo surgery in the future. 슬롯