Reports: Yu Darvish, Padres agree to $108M extension

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Padres dug deep into their pocketbook again Thursday, reaching agreement with right-hander Yu Darvish on a six-year, $108 million contract extension, according to multiple reports.

The new contract will take effect this season and expire in 2028, after Darvish turns 42.

Darvish was a rock for the Padres in 2022, finishing 16-8 with a 3.10 ERA in 30 starts. He struck out 197 batters in 194 2/3 innings. His 16 wins were the most since his rookie season. In four postseason starts, Darvish was 2-1 with a 2.88 ERA.

A five-time All-Star, Darvish is entering his 11th season. He has played with the Texas Rangers (2012-17), Los Angeles Dodgers (2017), Chicago Cubs (2018-20) and Padres, who acquired him in a seven-player trade in December 2020.

He has a career record of 95-75 and 3.50 ERA in 1,488 innings. He has 1,788 strikeouts.

Darvish is one of five Padres with a contract of at least $100 million, joining infielders Fernando Tatis Jr., Xander Bogaerts and Manny Machado, and pitcher Joe Musgrove.

Should the Padres complete a long-term extension with outfielder Juan Soto, he would join the list.

–Field Level Media

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