According to the Japan Times, Major League Baseball was investigating any link between Darvish and his brother's arrest in October. The newspaper said Sho Darvish's arrest was announced by Osaka police on Oct. 27 after an investigation of over a year. He was charged by the Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office in mid-November with gambling and running a betting ring.
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