Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 5/25/14
ARLINGTON, Texas It took until the final hour ofthe negotiating period, but the Texas Rangers finally have the starting pitcherthey've been coveting for years. Texas agreed to terms with Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish on a six-year dealWednesday afternoon, just ahead of a 4 p.m. deadline to get the agreement done.Darvish will earn 60 million over six years, but has the ability to opt outafter five. Plus, Texas still has to pay the 51.7 million posting fee to theHokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters for Darvish. It's money the club believes is well spent for a pitcher it believes can be aNo. 1 starter. "It's not fair for me to say I see him as the No. 1, but he certainly hasthe potential," club president Nolan Ryan said. "I don't want to putthat kind of pressure on him, but he's very unique." Darvish, 25, will have his introductory news conference Friday at RangersBallpark in Arlington. Based on his resume alone, the expectations figure to besky high. The two-time Pacific League MVP is...
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