Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres) became the first Asian player to earn a total annual salary of 200 million dollars (approximately 252 billion won) in the United States.
According to the US on the 10th (Korean time), Darvish signed a six-year contract with San Diego until 2028 for a total of $108 million (about 136 billion won), including this year. Excluding this year’s annual salary ($18 million), it seems that a five-year, $90 million contract has been added. 온라인바카라
In 2028, the season at the end of his contract, Darvish will turn a whopping 42 years old. The club’s trust in Darvish’s sincerity and persistence stands out. In particular, the fact that he played 194⅔ innings last year and showed off his good qualities with 16 wins and 8 losses and an average ERA of 3.10 appealed greatly. This is the most wins since 2012 (16 wins and 9 losses). The fact that there is a high possibility that San Diego’s starting lineup will be greatly reorganized after this season is also the reason why the club decided to extend the contract early.
Through this contract, Darvish became the first Asian player in major league history to exceed $200 million (about 252 billion won) in annual salary in the United States. He was paid $60 million by the Texas Rangers for the first six years of his debut. His current contract was six years, $126 million with the Cubs ahead of the 2018 season. When a 5-year, $90 million contract was added to this, his total career annual salary was $276 million (approximately 347.5 billion won).
These are Ichiro Suzuki ($ 168 million, about 211.5 billion won) Masahiro Tanaka ($ 140 million, about 176.3 billion won) Shin-soo Choo ($ 139 million, about 175 billion won) Ryu Hyun-jin ($ 121 million, about 152.3 billion won) ) is the highest paid Asian baseball player. Except for Choo Shin-soo, these are players who entered the U.S. based on impressive performances in the Korean and Japanese leagues. Choo Shin-soo also made his debut in the big leagues in his mid-20s.
However, Darvish’s monumental achievement of ‘the highest annual salary of all Asian players’ is expected to stop this year. This is because there is a high possibility that it will be changed by Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels), who is about to become a free agent this winter.
It is highly likely that Ohtani, who has revealed his dream of winning the World Series several times, will leave the team, but whether he leaves or not, the total amount of this contract for Ohtani is being discussed at more than 500 million dollars (approximately 629.5 billion won). It is the overwhelming presence of ‘Lee Do-ryu (both hitting)’ who achieved 46 home runs and 100 RBIs as a hitter (2021) and 15 wins and 9 losses and an average ERA of 2.33 (2022) as a pitcher.