Found January 24, 2012 on
MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers reliever Koji Uehara has invoked his no-trade clause to reject a trade to the Blue Jays, reports Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas. The right-hander's limited no-trade clause allows him to block trades to six teams, and Toronto is one of those six.
Uehara, who turns 37 in April, posted a 2.35 ERA, an 11.8 K/9 rate, and a phenomenal 9.44 K/BB ratio in 65 games last season with the Orioles and Rangers. His $4MM option for 2012 vested in the process, but the Texas bullpen is starting to get crowded, particularly with righties like Uehara, Joe Nathan, Mike Adams, and Alexi Ogando. The Jays were one of several teams interested in acquiring him, but they have since signed Francisco Cordero.
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FORT WORTH, Texas Texas right-hander Yu Darvish is back in Japan training without the Rangers keeping tabs on him.
That's fine with Texas pitching coach Mike Maddux.
"He'll be on his own," Maddux said. "You've got to remember he's a veteran player. He's 25, but he's a veteran player. I'm pretty sure their spring training programs have...
Almost forgotten in the "Rangers didn't get Fielder," story line which has eclipsed all other news this week, is that, yes, the Rangers signed Yu Darvish. Without thinking about it deeply, Darvish simply rolls into C.J. Wilson's vacated slot since Wilson signed with the Angels. But it's far more complicated than, "Darvish equals Wilson." The Rangers...
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Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton talks about not having a long-term deal in place before Spring Training.
My projection for the WAR Yu Darvish needs to generate to justify his contract: Year $ $/WAR Required WAR 2011 -- 4.50 -- 2012 58.0 4.73 12.28 2013 10.3 4.96 2.08 2014 10.8 5.21 2.07 2015 10.8 5.47 1.97 2016 10.8 5.74 1.88 2017 11...
Here's the latest on the two-time defending American League champs...
Josh Hamilton said he hasn't heard any new information from his agent about a possible long-term extension with Texas. Hamilton spoke to media (including ESPN Dallas' Richard Durrett) at a Rangers winter caravan event and said he was holding to his deadline of cutting off contract talks at the...
Rangers slugger Josh Hamilton isn't losing any sleep of the possible negotiations.
Josh Hamilton or Prince Fielder? Hamilton knows that debate is ongoing, even while his agent, Mike Moye, is actively talking to the Rangers about a long-term extension.
After seven seasons in Japan, Yu Darvish signed with the Texas Rangers because he said he wanted to face the best hitters and become the “No. 1 pitcher in the world.”
As a wee elementary school lad when Nolan Ryan was brought to the Rangers back in the day, it's hard to remember the spectacle.
It's also hard to imagine it being bigger than Friday's at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Yu Darvish was introduced at a Rangers press conference that was loaded with media folks from across the globe.
Earlier in the week, the Cowboys held an...