Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish finished third in the American League rookie of the year voting. Los Angeles outfielder Mike Trout was the unanimous winner of the award, receiving all 28 first-place votes. Oakland outfielder Yoenis Cespedes finished second. Darvish finished with nine second-place votes and 19 third-place votes, giving him 46 points. Cespedes had 63 points. Darvish went 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA in his first season with Texas. The last Texas player to receive votes for the award was right-hander Neftali Feliz, who won the award in 2010. Five get ST invites Left-hander Neal Cotts, whose chance at making the Ranges out of spring training because of a strained lat, was one of five players signed to minor-league deals that include a trip to spring training. The Rangers also signed catcher Juan Apodaca, outfielder Jim Adduci, outfielder Aaron Cunningham and right-handed pitcher Yonata Ortega. Of those four, only Cunningham has major-league experience. He ...
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