Originally posted on Speculative Sports  |  Last updated 3/18/12

According to a recent article from the Dallas Morning News, Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who was signed by the Rangers in January after starting his career in Japan, may be throwing illegal pitches.

Said the article:

According to a report from the Japanese website Sanspo.com, there is some concern that Darvish is making illegal pitches by wiping sweat off his brow and then touching the ball without leaving the mound. The report said that a Cleveland scout was aware of the issue. There were similar complaints lodged against Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka when he first came to the major leagues in 2007.

The original article from Sanspo.com, a Japanese website, could not be found, nor did the article from the Dallas Morning News contain a link to that article.

Davish has made two springs starts so far for the Rangers. In 5 innings pitched he has recorded six strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA.

The 25 year old is expected to play a major role in a third straight run to the World Series, especially after losing C.J. Wilson to free agency.

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