San Diego Padres pitcher Darvish’s 2023 season is over.
Darvish has been dealing with elbow injuries for some time, and was recently diagnosed with an olecranon stress reaction.
This stress reaction occurs in the elbow and can lead to a fracture. The San Diego medical staff decided to “shut him down” before he suffered a fracture.
Darvish went 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 141 strikeouts in 136 1/3 innings this season. His 0.7 WAR is his lowest since the 2018 season.
The problem is that San Diego signed Darvish to a six-year, $108 million extension before the start of this season. He’s signed through age 41.
Darvish rebounded in 2019 after a disastrous 2018 season and finished second in NL Cy Young voting in 2020.
So we can expect a rebound in 2024. However, there are those who believe that his age will make it difficult for him to rebound.
Darvish was on pace for 200 career wins this season, but stopped short at 196. Next year, he’ll get there.스포츠토토
However. It will take him longer to break Chan Ho Park’s record of 124 wins for the most wins by an Asian in the major leagues. Darvish has 103 major league wins. He still needs to add 22 more wins. As early as late 2025. He’ll break the record in 2026 at the latest. That’s assuming he stays healthy and injury-free.