Bryce Miller: Padres’ Darvish, Kim anchor potential ‘Pacific Rim push’

Clues subtly revealed themselves as spring training marched on. The Japanese software company Jigsaw showed up on Zoom call backdrops when Yu Darvish answered media questions. At the Padres store, jerseys arrived with the Osaka native’s name splashed across the back in his native language. The All-Star pitcher and 2020 NL Cy Young runner-up offers the baseball team more than just his stunning array of, at last count, 11 pitches. Darvish and Korean star Ha-seong Kim create a two-pronged opportunity for the Padres to make an unprecedented Pacific Rim push. With Darvish, the sponsorship deal with…

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