Earlier today, it was announced that Nippon Ham Fighters pitcher Darvish Yu 25 will soon be moving to the Major League. Darvish has signed a six-year deal with the Texas Rangers, who won the exclusive right to negotiate with Darvish last month by bidding a whopping $51.7 million. The contract itself is for about $60 million, meaning that the Rangers have invested more than $111 million to bring Darvish to the club.
Over the past seven seasons, Darvish has posted a 93-38 win-loss record, with a 1.99 ERA overall and a 1.44 ERA during the past season. He is a two-time MVP of the Pacific League and a five-time All-Star. He will reportedly begin spring training in February and is expected to make his first start in April.
Meanwhile, despite the big news of his contract, Darvish also made headlines today with the announcement that he and actress Saeko 25 have officially filed for divorce. They submitted the divorce registration today January 19, and they updated their official blogs the same day to announce the news.
Darvish and Saeko married in November 2007, and Saeko gave birth to two children in March 2008 and February 2010. In November 2010, the couple confirmed rumors that they had entered divorce talks.
It is reported that Saeko has custody of the two children.