Yu Darvish denies involvement in brother’s gambling ring


Yu Darvish‘s younger brother, Sho Darvish, is facing charges in Japan for allegedly operating a gambling ring and yesterday reports surfaced that MLB was investigating the situation.

Darvish has since issued a statement denying any involvement, saying:

I am not and have never been involved with gambling activities. While I understand that Major League Baseball must conduct an investigation, I am certain that they will find that I had no involvement in this matter whatsoever. I will not comment on this matter again, out of respect for Major League Baseball’s investigation, and I am focused on preparing for the upcoming season.

MLB vice president for communications Michael Teevan previously made it clear that the investigation was simply following “standard protocols” and Yu Darvish “has not been accused of any illegal activity.”

So, barring something shocking, this will probably be the end of the story.