Darvish Yu (37), who will join the World Baseball Classic (WBC) as the Japanese representative, shared his thoughts on this.
At a press conference announcing the contract extension held in San Diego, California, USA on the 11th (Korean time), Darvish expressed his thoughts on joining the national team, saying, “I’m really looking forward to it.”
Ahead of his first WBC appearance since 2009, he said, “I am looking forward to working with young Japanese players. Also, I want to share and pass on the knowledge I learned while playing in the big leagues to them,” he said about the meaning of joining the national team.
Darvish, who was scheduled to become a free agent after this season, agreed to a six-year, $108 million contract extension with his team, the Padres. 메이저놀이터
“It’s meaningful to spend a few more years with a top-notch club with great fans like San Diego,” he said. I will continue to do what I have been doing and do my best,” he said of his contract extension.
After the season, he discussed extending the contract through his agent, saying, “I felt that the team had gratitude and trust in me while talking with the owner and general manager.” said he was crazy
He continued, “The club is going in the right direction and it is a great honor that I can be a part of that plan,” he also expressed his gratitude for spending a long time with a team whose goal is to win.
With this contract, he will play until he is 42. “I want to play for as long as I can. I intend to keep pushing myself. I will still prepare and work hard.”
If Darvish spends all the remaining contracts in San Diego, it will be the team he has been with for the longest time in his career.
He said, “It’s hard to believe. I thought I was close to retirement, but now I’m here for a few more years. It’s really hard to believe,” he said, also expressing his thoughts on extending his contract. Then, pointing to the reporters at the press conference, “It’s still hard to believe. It’s like a hidden camera,” he joked.