MLB investigating gambling charges against Yu Darvish’s brother


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.