SURPRISE, Ariz. Not only did Yu Darvish make his 2013 debut in an intrasquad game Tuesday, he unleashed his sense of humor.
Darvish, who pitched the first inning of the game, took jabs at teammates Elvis Andrus and A.J. Pierzynski following his stint.
Andrus made an error that extended Darvish's outing to 24 pitches. He was also a little concerned with Pierzynski catching because he had heard stories about his fiery reputation.
"I had heard all the rumors about him from many people and I was kind of scared," Darvish said. "Meeting him and talking to him, he's a nice guy. He's really comfortable to talk to. Even if I shook some of the signs on some of the pitches, he was comfortable with it. Overall he has a pretty big body so I was comfortable throwing to him."
Darvish allow an unearned run after Craig Gentry reached on an Elvis Andrus error with no outs. Geovany Soto brought in Jurickson Profar with a sacrifice fly to left.
Darvish jokingly took issue with the play in the hol...