YU DARVISH RUMORS & GOSSIP
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday.
Darvish, who led the majors with 277 strikeouts and was second in the AL Cy Young Award voting last season, threw 23 of 29 pitches for strikes. His first pitch to all eight batters...
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday.
Darvish, who led the majors with 277 strikeouts and was second in the AL Cy Young Award voting last season, threw 23 of 29 pitches for strikes. His first pitch to all eight batters faced...
Yu Darvish will be the opening day starter for the Rangers.
Manager Ron Washington says he informed Darvish on Tuesday morning that the right-hander from Japan will start March 31 against Philadelphia at home.
Darvish is going into his third major league season. He started the second game last season, when he came within one out of a perfect game against Houston. He went on to...
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9 days ago
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Boston Red Sox fans weren’t the only ones soaking up the club’s spring training workout at JetBlue Park on Saturday.
A self-proclaimed Mini Yu Darvish showed up to Red Sox camp on Saturday wearing a full Texas Rangers uniform. The fan, who looks just like a smaller version of the Rangers’ Japanese ace, asked about Red Sox relievers Koji Uehara and Junichi...
To be fair, Darvish has since said he was just joking, but still kind of the pot calling the kettle black.
Rangers Yu Darvish on Tanaka deal: I don't know too much about the new posting system but I think the Yankees gave him too much.
— Anthony Andro (@aandro) February 18, 2014
Reminder: Rangers signed Darvish to a contract worth $56 million, in addition to paying his...
If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.
The Texas Rangers ace was even in a joking mood Tuesday at spring training. Darvish wisecracked that the New York Yankees might have paid too much for fellow Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka by giving him a seven-year, $155 million contract on top of a $20 million...
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16 days ago
When it comes to Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, finding room for improvement after his 2013 season isn't an easy task.
In his second year with the Rangers, Darvish won 13 games, posted a 2.83 ERA and led the majors in strikeouts with 277. If he wasn't on the losing end of four 1-0 decisions his second-place finish in the American League Cy Young voting may have been a first...
Yu Darvish got right down to business when the Texas Rangers' pitchers and catchers reported to spring training on Sunday.
Darvish and fellow starter Matt Harrison threw back-to-back bullpen sessions. Darvish will start on opening day on March 31 against Philadelphia and Harrison started the 2013 opener for Texas.
Darvish, who led the American League with 277 strikeouts last...
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18 days ago
Texas right-hander Yu Darvish, who had lower back problems of the 2013 season, is feeling good after changing his offseason workout routine because of hip discomfort.
Darvish told members of the Japanese media that his hip discomfort came to an end in the middle of January when he was told by his trainer to quit lifting heavy weights. He's been pain-free since then. Darvish...
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When the Texas Rangers signed pitcher Yu Darvish to a six-year, $56 million dollar deal in 2012 – there were a lot of questions moving forward.
Would Darvish succeed at the MLB level? Would he be worth the money? Would the Rangers get stuck with over a $100 million dollar commitment considering his posting fee cost $52 million dollars?
So far so good as Darvish has been everything...