San Diego’s Darvish Yu out for season with elbow injury…”surgery to be determined at a later date”

Japanese pitcher Darvish Yu, 37, who plays for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB), is out for the season with an elbow injury.

Darvish said in an interview on Nov. 11 (local time), a day before the 2023 MLB World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, that he will no longer pitch this season.

Darvish said, “Since the injury, I have been dedicated to my treatment, including receiving cortisone injections (to control inflammation). However, when I started playing catch recently, the pain in my elbow remained, so I decided not to throw anymore this season,” he said.

“The team did not perform well this season. I feel responsible.”

Darvish had a rough outing against the Milwaukee Brewers on May 26, giving up five runs in four innings. Three days later, on the 29th, he was placed on the disabled list.

He’s been working on the injury since, but hasn’t made any progress. Furthermore, San Diego’s postseason hopes are virtually over, so there’s no need to rush him back.

“Darvish will not throw for the next six weeks or so,” reported, “and will be re-evaluated in six weeks and a decision will be made on whether or not to have surgery based on his condition.”

Darvish has had elbow surgery before. In March 2015, while with the Texas Rangers, he underwent elbow ligament reconstruction (Tommy John surgery) and spent the 2015 season recovering and rehabbing.안전놀이터

He returned in May 2016 and continued his big league career, regaining his pre-surgery form.

Darvish was also lost for the season in 2018 while playing for the Chicago Cubs after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow in mid-September. He rehabbed in the offseason and played a full season in 2019.

Meanwhile, San Diego signed Darvish to a six-year, $180 million contract in February of this year.

However, Darvish fell short of expectations this season, going 8-10 with a 4.56 ERA in 24 starts, and was forced to end his season early due to injury.

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