Highly coveted Japanese pitching star Yu Darvish re-signed with the Nippon Ham Fighters for a reported 270 million yen (about $2.8 million) for one year. Darvish went 16-4 with a 1.88 ERA and 208 Ks for the Fighters, who finished in third place.
''The numbers I put up don't look bad, but the team did not win
the championship and I was unable to win any major individual
pitching titles. It wasn't a satisfactory season,'' Darvish said.