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Yu Darvish

Full Name: Yu Darvishsefad
Born: Aug 16, 1986 in Osaka, Japan
Height: 6’5″ Weight: 215
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Personal: Ex-Wife (Saeko)
Resides: Osaka, Japan
MLB Debut: Apr 6, 2012
Contract Status: Signed through 2017


Notes

  • Rangers won posting bidding with bid of $51,703,411 – announced on Dec 19, 2011
  • Salary has no deferred money
  • Was 18 years old on opening day of his first pro season in Japan (2005).

Team History

  • 2005-2011: Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (Japanese Baseball)
  • 2012- : Texas Rangers (via Japanese/MLB Posting System, signed on Jan 18, 2012)

Salary History

  • 2017: $11 Million
  • 2016: $10 Million
  • 2015: $10 Million
  • 2014: $10 Million
  • 2013: $9.5 Million
  • 2012: $5.5 Million
  • 2005-2011 numbers are from Japanese ball, and are close estimates, not exact dollar amounts
  • 2011: $6.5 Million
  • 2010: $4.3 Million
  • 2009: $3.5 Million
  • 2008: $2.6 Million
  • 2007: $935,000
  • 2006: $390,000
  • 2005: $195,000

Salary Notes:

  • 2017 year becomes a player option with no buyout if the Cy Young award is won from 2012-2016, and finishes second in Cy Young voting in another of those seasons.  OR finishes second in Cy Young in those years and finishes 2nd-4th in Cy Young in those years.
  • $800k if not on disabled list for that season
  • If on DL for more than 30 days, the bonus is reduced by $5,228.75 per day starting on Day 31
  • Award bonuses: $50k each for AL Rookie of the Year & All Star Selection.  $100k for Gold Glove or LCS MVP.  $150k for World Series MVP.  $250k each for AL MVP or Cy Young ($200k for 2nd, $150k for 3rd, $100k for 4th, & 50k for 5th for either).

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