MLB investigating gambling charges against Yu Darvish’s brother

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Yu Darvish‘s younger brother, Sho Darvish, was arrested in October and charged with gambling and operation a betting ring in Japan and now Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that “Major League Baseball is investigating.”

Fraley stresses that Yu Darvish “has not been¬†accused of any illegal activity” and MLB vice president for communications Michael Teevan issued a statement saying: “We are aware of this situation and are looking into it, per our standard protocols.”

Here are some details about Sho Darvish’s arrest:

Darvish is alleged to have accepted about 1,850 wagers valued at 10,000 yen each — about $85 in United States currency — on games in both circuits. There was no indication that any of the bets involved Rangers games.