It’s mid-December, second pitching in the bullpen, announcement of participation in WBC Darvish, already starting preparations for next year
It’s been less than two months since the season ended, but he’s already throwing the ball.
Darvish Yu (36), ace of the San Diego Padres, uploaded a bullpen pitching video on his YouTube channel on the 14th (Korean time). This is his second bullpen pitch this offseason.
Darvish, who entered the bullpen wearing a San Diego cap, said, “I threw it pleasantly at about 10 degrees Celsius after 9 am.” He curves and sliders with a breaking ball. He said he threw a slub and a splitter.
Early on, preparations for the 2023 season began for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March next year. The schedule accelerated as he confirmed his participation in the WBC. In order to participate in the competition that will be held in early March next year in the best condition, you need to build your body faster than usual.
After a lot of hard work, he decided to join the national team. On the 6th, right after meeting with national team coach Hideki Kuriyama in the United States, he announced his participation in the tournament through his SNS.
As a Japanese player active in the major leagues, he became the second official to join the national team after Ohtani Shohei (28, LA Angels). 토토사이트
On the 8th, two days after Darvish announced his participation, outfielder Suzuki Seiya (28, Chicago Cubs) posted on his SNS, “Sorry for the delay. I will also participate in the WBC,’ he said. In Japan, all three major league players joined and entered the tournament with the strongest power.
This year, in his 11th year in the major leagues, he had his best season. He started 30 games and pitched 194⅔ innings. He went 16-8 with a 3.10 earned run average and 197 strikeouts, helping San Diego advance to the postseason.