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SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish threw a fine bullpen session Thursday. No surprise there. The Texas Rangers paid over 110 million to acquire him. He's supposed to look good in practice.
Actually, the most revealing moment on Darvish's first official day as a Ranger came long after he faced minor leaguers Ryan Strausborger and Jurickson Profar from behind a pitching screen on Field No. 3.
It was this: At noon local time, Darvish walked into the teeth of America's celebrity fascination -- and didn't blink.
As Darvish took his first steps away from the practice field, he was set upon by a noisy amalgam of reporters, Rangers fans and for-profit autograph seekers -- a cross-section of the several hundred people who had followed him around all morning. Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux called it "postseason pandemonium in spring training." And he was right.
The group was five deep... then seven... then nine... then more. Darvish is 6-foot-5, but his field of v...
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SURPRISE, Ariz. It was another impressive showing for right-hander Yu Darvish Saturday in camp for the Texas Rangers.
Darvish threw his second bullpen of the spring and also faced hitters for the second time. He was again sharp in his 22-pitch showing as only four pitches were put in play.
Darvish impressed the team's minor league pitching coordinator Danny Clark with his...
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It was a relatively quiet day on the Yu Darvish front for the Texas Rangers.
There were no Darvish-related press conferences as the Japanese right-hander did not get up on a mound and throw during the team's practice. He's scheduled to do that again Saturday.
The Japanese media did follow Darvish through his workouts, with the highlight being him working...
Around Halloween last eyar, we were introduced to young child that was dressed up as Lil’ Ron Washington. This year at Spring Training, Yu Darvish is the hot attraction for the Texas Rangers. We already have a copy-cat of miniature version of the teams manager, but in the form of the newest member of the organization.
Darvish the Japaneses picture that the Rangers posted $51.7...
SURPRISE, Ariz. Yu Darvish will throw with the other pitchers in the Texas camp Thursday as the team has its first full workout for pitchers and catchers.
All pitchers except Colby Lewis and Scott Feldman are expected to throw five minutes in the bullpen and five minutes of live batting practice Thursday. Lewis and Feldman had their bullpen sessions Wednesday to keep them on target...
Yu Darvish, with somewhere between 100-125 members of the media watching every pitch, threw five minutes of live batting practice during the Rangers' first workout for pitchers and catchers.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish turned more heads on Saturday.
During his 30 minute press conference, new Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish emphasized that he is serious about playing major league baseball.
The Texas Rangers would love to hear Yu Darvish's best go at "y'all." "Some Texas twang, any type of slang," said fellow starter Colby Lewis, who spent time pitching in Japan in the opposite division as Darvish. "He'll have fun. It's going to be good." Give him a little time, gang.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Texas Rangers would love to hear Yu Darvish's best go at "y'all."
Yu Darvish pulled a blue long-sleeved Rangers workout shirt over his head and chatted up teammate Justin Miller as nearly everybody in the clubhouse eagerly watched.
The biggest MLB day (so far) for Yu Darvish is “definitely not normal.”
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By John Pesetski
Special to FOXSportsWisconsin.com
PHOENIX Star Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is the darling Japanese MLB import this spring, but the Milwaukee Brewers didn't do too badly themselves on the overseas market this offseason.
While Darvish's transition to America is getting all the attention, the Brewers introduced three-time Japanese Central League batting champion...
It wasn't a day to burden Yu Darvish.