‘14.35 billion contract → poor 4.56 ERA → elbow injury’ Darvish ends season early…”I need time to recover”


San Diego Padres’ Darvish Yu, 37, has had his season ended early due to an elbow injury.

“In the end, Darvish’s 2023 season didn’t work out like so many other things in San Diego,” MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, reported on Wednesday.

Darvish, who signed a six-year, $108 million contract with the Padres prior to the season, went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 24 games (136 1/3 innings) before being shut down with an elbow issue that officially ended his season.

“Darvish met with reporters in the dugout at Dodger Stadium and said he had a stress reaction in his elbow,” MLB.com explained.

Darvish was sidelined with elbow soreness after giving up five runs on six hits (one homer) with one walk and three strikeouts in four innings of a loss at Milwaukee on March 26. A subsequent examination revealed that a bone could be irritating his elbow. He was treated with a cortisone injection in the hope that it would reduce the strain on the elbow. But when Darvish recently resumed playing catch, he was still feeling pain in his elbow.

“Obviously, the team hasn’t played to its full potential,” he says, “and I’m disappointed as well. It’s a bit disappointing,” he said, lamenting the injury.

According to MLB.com, “Darvish signed a six-year contract with San Diego before the season began. The big question now is what the future holds for Darvish. Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015 with Texas and missed most of the 2018 season with the Cubs due to a stress reaction,” which raised concerns about Darvish’s future.메이저사이트

Speaking about his injury, Darvish described it as “fairly similar” to his 2018 injury in that the stress reaction did not progress to a fracture. According to MLB.com, “The difference between the two injuries is the timing of the injury. In 2018, he went on the IL in May, tried to return several times over the summer, and when he couldn’t, he had arthroscopic surgery. For now, the timing of the injury will give Darvish plenty of time to rest. He will not throw for at least six weeks and will be re-examined. After that, we’ll know if he needs surgery.”

“The stress response is inherently something that needs time to recover,” Darvish emphasized.

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