Farid Yu Darvishsefat, more commonly known as Yu Darvish, is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball.
Darvish has also played in MLB for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Chicago Cubs and in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
Yu Darvish is a Japanese professional baseball player who has a net worth of $23 million.
Born in Habikino, Osaka, Japan, in 1986, Yu Darvish got his professional baseball start in the NPB League on June 15, 2005 with the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters.
He played with the Fighters until 2011 and was considered to be one of the best starting pitchers in his country.
He has won dozens of career awards, including three MLB All-Star awards. In 2013, he was crowned the American League Strikeout Champion.
While playing in the NPB, Darvish was a five-time league All-Star and won several Pacific League Mitsui Golden Glove awards to go along with the Eliji Sawamura Award.
He was twice named MVP of the Pacific League. Darvish has competed internationally for Japan's national team, helping to secure a gold medal at the 2009 World Baseball Classic in Los Angeles.
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