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Yu to make 1st Opening Day start for Texas

Yu Darvish will start Opening Day for the Rangers, the team announced on Saturday. It will be the first career Opening Day start for the electric right-hander.
Via Rangers.com
3 days ago

Rangers open to discussing Yu Darvish contract extension in season

The Texas Rangers seem to be approaching the Yu Darvish contract situation with caution, but they are open to discussing an extension during the season.Rangers GM Jon Daniels told 1310 The Ticket’s Norm Hitzges on Monday that the team has “interest in him staying here,” regarding Darvish. Daniels also said the team is open to having contract talks with Darvish at any point...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

5 MLB contract year players looking to cash in

The mythical contract year can be either a boon or a drag on an athlete. Some respond well, knowing that with a strong season, they can enter free agency as a hot commodity and really make a lot of money on the open market. Others feel the pressure and drag their value down as they struggle to handle it.While every player entering a contract year will be hoping to gain the attention...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish says no more strange feelings in elbow

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish says he is no longer having strange feelings in his elbow when he starts throwing again in a new inning or game. Darvish returned to the Rangers' rotation late last May after missing all of the 2015 season following Tommy John surgery during spring training two years ago. He said Tuesday after his latest spring training...
Via Associated Press
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish bringing back the split-finger fastball

Yu Darvish’s Tommy John surgery is well and truly in the rear-view mirror, because he’s throwing his split-finger fastball again.The Texas Rangers ace used the pitch sparingly before his 2015 surgery, and then mostly abandoned it after his return in 2016 under pressure from pitching coach Doug Brocail on account of the stress it puts on the elbow.Now, though, a healthy Darvish...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Could Rangers be prepared to let Yu Darvish hit free agency?

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is entering the final year of his contract, and there are some indications that the Rangers won’t be trying to give him an extension.Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News sees some indications that the Rangers may ultimately shy away from giving Darvish a big-money extension. According to him, there have been few meaningful conversations laying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Conflicting reports on Texas Rangers interest in Jose Quintana

UPDATE 4:18 p.m. PT: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Rangers are not making a 'renewed push' for Jose Quintana. +++According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the Texas Rangers have “suddenly increased their pursuit” of  Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana.Before Rangers fans start designing personalized jerseys, Nightengale stresses...
Via Sportsnaut
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal

DALLAS (AP) Yu Darvish marked his five-year anniversary as a Texas Ranger this week. Now healthy again, he wants to prove how good of a pitcher he is. ''It's not much about my contract, but coming back from Tommy John surgery,'' Darvish said through his interpreter at the Rangers' winter banquet Friday night. ''This will be my second year to see how my body reacts and how much...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish crushes first career home run (VIDEO)

Yu Darvish, thanks to interleague play, got the opportunity to hit in the Rangers’ most recent game, and he made the most of it. The Rangers squared off against the Reds on Wednesday night, and rather than being on the bench, Darvish was able to hit. And with a 1-2 count in the fifth inning, he was probably going to swing at anything, and lucky for him, he got a fastball that caught...
Via The Sports Daily
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish crushes huge home run and his teammates love it

Who says the DH leads to more entertaining baseball? If the Rangers hadn’t been playing in Cincinnati on Wednesday, Yu Darvish would have been on the bench instead of in the batters box in the top of the fifth. Lucky for all of us (unless you’re a Reds fan, in which case you’re unlucky on multiple levels) Darvish was standing in, and facing a 1-2 count. Then, magic: Yu...
Via The Comeback
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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