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Can Yu Darvish Become The Greatest Ever Japanese Import?

Major League Baseball has had some extremely talented imports from East Asia over the years. Masanori Murakami was the first to feature as part of an exchange in the mid-1960s and, since then (albeit with decades in between), there have been more and more players from Japan who have graced the diamonds of the USA. As the sport continues to grow and produce high-level athletes...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Darvish out of brace, feeling 'positive' after elbow surgery

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish is out of a brace and says he is maintaining a positive mindset during his season-long recovery from elbow reconstruction surgery. The Japanese right-hander said Sunday that he didn't experience as much pain others he talked to about the Tommy John procedure. Still, he said through an interpreter that he wanted to take it slow. There is no timetable...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: The good and bad one month in

The Texas Rangers picked up where they left off in 2014 to start the season in 2015, which is not good at all. The team already has faced injuries, which plagued them last season. The team is 7-14, which is tied for the worst record in the AL with the Cleveland Indians. Yu Darvish had Tommy John Surgery before the season started, Derek Holland only pitched an inning, was taken out...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton traded to Rangers

The Los Angeles Angels have officially traded  Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers, the deal was announced Monday. Los Angeles will receive either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Hamilton is currently on the disabled list while recovering from offseason shoulder surgery.  He has been working out and taking practice at a friend’s house near Houston. The...
Via Sports-Glory
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texas Rangers close to acquiring Josh Hamilton

Kevin Jairaj- It appears Josh Hamilton’s tumultuous tenure with the Los Angeles Angels is coming to an end. Early on Friday, Michael McCann of Sports Illustrated reported Hamilton “could be gone” from the Angels in a matter of days. TR Sullivan of MLB.com then followed that up by reporting the Texas Rangers are in the process of acquiring Hamilton in a trade. The trade...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Texas Rangers compete in the AL West?

Coming off a season which saw player after player sidelined, the Texas Rangers spent much of the offseason reassessing their identity.  GM Jon Daniels did a nice job of hiring a new manager quickly, essentially giving Jeff Banister an entire offseason to get acclimated with his inherited staff and players.  Banister’s analytical approach will still take some getting used to...
Via isportsweb.com
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Five bold predictions for 2015

The Texas Rangers have flown under the radar this spring.  Their horrendous 2014 season in which they sent a record breaking number of players to the DL has caused many people to forget about them.  The club had a relatively quiet offseason, the only big move being the signing of pitcher Yovani Gallardo.  Even that was overshadowed by bigger name deals like the ones in Chicago...
Via isportsweb.com
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

'Tough deal' for Rangers losing Darvish even before season

When Yu Darvish pitched only one inning this spring before season-ending elbow surgery, the Texas Rangers were already off to an ominous start. The Rangers lost their ace even before what they are still hoping will be a comeback season. ''There is no way to spin that, other than it's a tough deal for us. He's one of the best pitchers in the game,'' general manager Jon Daniels said...
Via AP on Fox
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 MLB Predictions: AL West

With Spring training coming to a close, and Opening Day fast approaching, I’ve decided to switch from the team-by-team format and start sizing up each division. Here is a glimpse of what to expect from the American League West in this upcoming season. 5.) Texas Rangers (Projected 71-91): Losing ace Yu Darvish hurts this team badly. While […]
Via Full Scale Sports
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers hopeful that Russell Wilson will re-commit to baseball

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Seattle Seahawks starting quarterback of three seasons and the past two Super Bowls, Russell Wilson, will join the Texas Rangers this Saturday in Arizona to take batting practice and fielding balls in a morning workout, and then will suit up for an afternoon exhibition game against the San Diego Padres. Wilson was selected by the Rangers in the...
Via Sports-Glory
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

'Tough deal' for Rangers losing Darvish even before season

When Yu Darvish pitched only one inning this spring before season-ending elbow surgery, the Texas Rangers were already off to an ominous start. The Rangers lost their ace even before what they are still hoping will be a comeback season. ''There is no way to spin that, other than it's a tough deal for us. He's one of the best pitchers in the game,'' general manager Jon Daniels said...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers trade rumors: Cole Hamels edition

The Texas Rangers are reportedly in trade talks with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins in hopes to acquire pitching help.  Nothing has been disclosed in who the Rangers are targeting from the Marlins, however there is no secret that their discussions with the Phillies heavily involve Cole Hamels.  Hamels has seemingly been on the market for years now, but the asking...
Via isportsweb.com
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: can they survive injury woes?

Neftali Feliz The Texas Rangers lost Yu Darvish for the season to Tommy John surgery. Yu Darvish is yet to make an Opening Day start, and the Rangers will have their seventh different Opening Day Starter in as many years. The timetable for his return is 12-18 months, but some pitchers take as long as 24 months to get back to 100% and pitch like they once did. He is the third Rangers’...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Are Japanese Pitchers at Greater Risk of Injury?

This past week it was announced that Rangers’ pitcher Yu Darvish will require Tommy John Surgery to repair a tear in his UCL and will miss all of 2015. It is a major blow to the Rangers and to the entire league as Darvish is another addition to the list of star pitchers who have undergone the operation. Prior to the 2012 season, Darvish was posted by his Japanese league team and...
Via Baseball Essential
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The most devastating injuries of spring training

Spring Training injuries are just the worst, right? The games don’t even count and yet every year a few teams have the entire course of their season derailed because a key player suffered a major injury. Sadly, this season is no different as we’ve already seen several major injuries impact the season, and we aren’t even halfway through Spring Training yet. Let’s take a...
Via The Outside Corner
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

With Yu Darvish officially out for the season, Not all Hope is Lost

Adrian Beltre #29 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by Elvis Andrus #1 for scoring the go ahead run in the eighth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on September 12, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Rick Yeat/Getty Images)   With Yu Darvish officially out for the season, not all hope is lost. The Texas Rangers will still have a lot to show this upcoming season...
Via The Sports Journal
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish to have Tommy John surgery, miss season

The Texas Rangers were dealt a serious blow on Friday as it was announced that starting pitcher Yu Darvish would undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2015 season. Darvish and the team sought several opinions before deciding the 28-year-old should have surgery, but with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow, this was always going to be the outcome....
Via Rumors and Rants
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish To Have Tommy John Surgery

The 2015 MLB season has not even started but it's already off to an awful start for the Texas Rangers. They have learned that their ace Yu Darvish will have to undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire season.  Texas acquired long time Brewers pitcher Yovani Gallardo this offseason, who will now be the Ace of their staff that features Derek Holland, Ross Detwiler...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Davish to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Texas Rangers ace, Yu Darvish, has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Rangers said Friday that Dr. James Andrews will operate on Tuesday in Florida. The 28-year-old ace made his decision after Dr. Andrews reviewed his right elbow. Undergoing Tommy John surgery will sideline Darvish until early next season. An MRI on Darvish’... The post Yu Davish to Undergo Tommy John...
Via The Garbage Time
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

The Texas Rangers ace, Yu Darvish, has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery. The Rangers said Friday that Dr. James Andrews will operate on Tuesday in Florida. The 28-year-old ace made his decision after Dr. Andrews reviewed his right elbow. Undergoing Tommy John surgery will sideline Darvish until early next season. An MRI on Darvish’... The post Yu Darvish to Undergo Tommy John...
Via The Garbage Time
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers' Darvish to have season-ending surgery Tuesday

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will have season-ending, elbow ligament- replacement surgery next week. Texas said Friday that Dr. James Andrews will operate on Tuesday in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The 28-year-old right-hander made his decision after Andrews reviewed images of his right elbow. Two other doctors recommended Tommy John surgery, which likely will sideline...
Via AP on Fox
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Yep, the baseball gods hate us – it’s Tommy John for Yu Darvish

The worst fears of the Texas Rangers have been unfortunately realized. Ace pitcher Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and miss the 2015 season. .@Rangers ace Yu Darvish to undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, will miss 2015 season. pic.twitter.com/lPdtCFqTE6 — MLB (@MLB) March 13, 2015 This is just awful, as we’ve emphasized in the past. Darvish is one of...
Via The Outside Corner
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Impact of potential Yu Darvish surgery

The Ace for the Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish, is expected be out for the season because of a slightly torn UCL in his right elbow that would require Tommy John surgery. The team has yet to announce anything. The team doctor diagnosed the injury; Darvish has received a second opinion on his elbow from the New York Mets doctor. This will be a devastating loss for the team with a staff...
Via isportsweb.com
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish Likely Headed for Tommy John

All signs are pointing to Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish needing Tommy John surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left elbow.  Yesterday, Darvish was examined by New York Mets medical director Dr. David Altcheck, who recommended Tommy John surgery.  Darvish and the Rangers will receive one final opinion, from noted surgeon Dr. James Andrews, before making a final decision on the...
Via Baseball Essential
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

A Year Without Marcus Stroman

This time, at least, it’s a little different. Yu Darvish sustained an injury while pitching. Cliff Lee sustained an injury while pitching. Gavin Floyd, Masahiro Tanaka, Jose Fernandez, Matt Harvey, so many of the others — they sustained their injuries while pitching. Marcus Stroman sustained an injury while fielding. His throwing arm is completely fine. […]
Via Fangraphs
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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