Farid Yu Darvishsefat, commonly known as Yu Darvish is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB).
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.
In international play, Darvish pitched in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 World Baseball Classic as a member of the Japanese national team.
Darvish resides in a $4.55 million home in Evanston, Illinois. Darvish has caused controversy in his neighborhood with requests to construct a six-foot-high fence around the property and to acquire adjacent land owned by the City of Evanston.
The six-foot fence would require a zoning variance and would obstruct the lake views of neighbors. Darvish built a six-foot solid wood fence, and Darvish’s neighbors filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court on 29 March 2019, asking a judge to rule that the Darvishes’ fence obstructed their view of Lake Michigan, violating an easement and a verbal agreement.
Who Is Yu Darvish Girlfriend?
In August 2007, Darvish acknowledged a relationship with Japanese model and actress Saeko. He announced later that Saeko was pregnant with their son. They married on 11 November 2007, and their son was born in March 2008.
Their second child, a boy, was born in February 2010. Darvish’s divorce from Saeko was finalized on the same day in January 2012 that he officially signed with the Rangers.