Yu Darvish RUMORS & NEWS

  • Darvish left start with trainer in Dodger Stadium debut

    USA Today "Yu Darvish’s highly anticipated first home start as a Los Angeles Dodger ended amid some mystery as the Japanese right-hander left the game in the top of the seventh after being visited by the team’s trainer. After Logan Forsythe ended the bottom of the sixth by bouncing into a double play,..." August 17

  • Yu Darvish does not anticipate returning to Rangers in free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "Yu Darvish believes his Texas Rangers chapter is officially closed for good. Speaking with reporters after he was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday, Darvish said that he does not see himself returning to Texas in free agency, per local sportswriter Sean..." August 01

  • Rangers trade Yu Darvish to the Dodgers

    Sportsnet "The Texas Rangers have traded Yu Darvish to the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. " July 31

  • Rangers confident Darvish will be traded Monday

    CBS Sports "The 2017 non-waiver trade deadline is 4pm ET on Monday (tracker, updates), and according to one report, the Texas Rangers are confident they will be able to move staff ace Yu Darvish by the end of the day. The Rangers came into Monday with a 50-54 record and they're 5 1/2 games back of the..." July 31

  • Indians have spoken to Rangers about Darvish

    TSN "After it appeared likely that Texas Rangers would move starter Yu Darvish, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers are "disappointed" in the offers they've received. The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees were thought to be the favourites to land Darvish, but..." July 31

  • Dodgers still favorites to land Darvish

    Yardbarker "The Los Angeles Dodgers are still chasing starting pitchers and are viewed as the likely favorite to land Yu Darvish, according to a report. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Dodgers are engaged in talks with the Texas Rangers about Darvish and may well be the favorites to get a..." July 30

  • Yu Darvish trade reportedly growing more likely

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are reportedly growing more open to the idea of trading ace pitcher Yu Darvish. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, negotiations surrounding the pitcher have intensified in recent days, and interested teams are taking this as a sign that the Rangers are getting ready to..." July 29

  • Dodgers prefer Darvish but price could be prohibitive

    Fanrag Sports "The Dodgers’ preferred pitching target remains Yu Darvish, according to sources — though word is they aren’t likely to surrender their very top prospects in any deal. Sonny Gray appears to be more of a fallback candidate for L.A., according to people with ties to the Dodgers. Dodgers GM..." July 29

  • Yu Darvish Trade Rumors: Rangers Have Informed Teams They Will Move Star

    Bleacher Report "The Texas Rangers have let potential trade suitors know they plan to deal Yu Darvish, Fox's Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday. Rosenthal also wrote the Rangers are "actively exchanging names" in possible trades. The timing isn't ideal for Texas. Darvish allowed 10 earned runs in 3.2 innings in..." July 28

  • Dodgers confident they will land Darvish, Gray or Verlander

    CBS Sports "Coming into Thursday, the Dodgers have baseball's best record (71-31) and best staff ERA (3.12), both by comfortable margins. The Astros have the second best record (67-34) and the Diamondbacks have the second best staff ERA (3.52). Despite their record and strong pitching staff, the Dodgers..." July 27

  • The details of Rangers' Yu Darvish's 10-team no-trade list

    MLB Trade Rumors "At some point within the next five days the Rangers will make the franchise-altering decision whether to trade staff ace Yu Darvish. Texas is 49-51 this season and 3 1/2 games back of the second AL wild card spot. There are four teams ahead of them in the standings. FanGraphs put their postseason..." July 26

  • Rangers ready to move ace Yu Darvish in 'right deal'

    ESPN "The Texas Rangers are ready to move ace pitcher Yu Darvish. All it's going to take is someone to meet their asking price. Sources told ESPN.com that Rangers general manager Jon Daniels began calling potential suitors Monday and telling them the team is open to trading Darvish for the "right..." July 25

  • Rangers telling teams Darvish is not available

    Yardbarker "The Texas Rangers are coming off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays, and they are not yet ready to commit to being sellers with the MLB trade deadline only a week away. Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported on Monday that the Rangers have been telling interested teams Yu Darvish is not available —..." July 24

  • Dodgers chasing Yu Darvish

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers have been baseball's best team lately. Yet that isn't stopping the front office from pursing some impact talent. While most of the names connected to the Dodgers have been relievers, Jon Morosi introduced a new one on Sunday: Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Darvish is a free agent at..." July 23

  • Texas mulls what to do with Yu Darvish at the trade deadline

    ESPN "After the Texas Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals eight days ago, FanGraphs pegged their chances of making the playoffs at a solid 29.5 percent, an encouraging number for a team that long ago saw the Astros run away with first place and lap the rest of the AL West. With Cole Hamels back from..." July 23

  • Yu Darvish on the Yankees’ radar

    New York Post "With Yu Darvish starting for the Rangers against the Rays on Friday night, the speculation at Tropicana Field was that with Yankees scout Brandon Duckworth on hand the Bombers were interested Darvish. The Yankees’ rotation could use help with Michael Pineda finished for the season, Luis Cessa..." July 22

  • Cubs reach out to Rangers about Yu Darvish

    Sporting News "The most valuable rental player on the MLB trade market will be Yu Darvish if he becomes available. Period. There may be no more valuable player at all, rental or controllable, than Darvish if the Rangers decide to sell. And, according to Yahoo Sports, the Rangers are gauging interest from..." July 21

  • The Rangers are shopping Yu Darvish

    Hardball Talk "Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rangers “have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring” Yu Darvish. Texas is only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card slot, but there are five teams ahead of them and they’ve really never had any traction this year. Such is not..." July 21

  • Rangers could be open to trading Yu Darvish, Cole Hamels

    Larry Brown Sports "The Texas Rangers entered the All-Star break with a 43-45 record, and they happen to play in the division with the best team in baseball. Because of the incredible season the Houston Astros are having, the Rangers are a whopping 16.5 games out of first place. Could that inspire them to become..." July 13

  • Tanaka poised for long-awaited 1st U.S. duel with Darvish

    New York Daily News "The last time Masahiro Tanaka and Yu Darvish pitched against one another was in 2011 in Japan. The winner of that duel? "Darvish," Tanaka said flatly. The two Japanese righthanders will go toe to toe Friday night in the Bronx, their first meeting since each made the move to MLB; Darvish's..." June 23

  • For the same two minutes every game, Yu Darvish is an awful pitcher

    ESPN "In the first inning Saturday night, Angels leadoff man Yunel Escobar dug into the batter's box and stared out at a starting pitcher who has been, in his career, one of the worst in the game. Escobar took a fastball far outside, fouled off a center-cut fastball, then took three more balls. He..." May 04

  • Yu Darvish, pitching ace, saver of dogs

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish, pitching ace, Japanese icon and dog saver. After seeing a tweet Thursday night about a female blue pit bull named Sage a day from heading to the pound, Darvish adopted her. He now has six dogs, including one he adopted in 2014 when teammate Tanner Scheppers found a stray. “She’s..." April 29

  • Yu Darvish officially named Texas' Opening Day starter

    MLB.com "Yu Darvish, leading an international cast of teammates, was told by manager Ron Washington that he will be the Rangers' Opening Day starter on March 31 against the Phillies. Washington had already said that last month at FanFest, but he told Darvish in a short meeting on Tuesday morning. "Yu..." March 25

  • Rangers GM open to in-season negotiations with Darvish

    MLB.com "The Rangers are not facing a deadline at the end of Spring Training in their contract discussions with pitcher Yu Darvish, as general manager Jon Daniels said that those discussions could carry on into the regular season. Some clubs are opposed to having contract discussions once the season..." March 21

  • Darvish says he no longer has 'strange feelings' in arm

    MLB.com "The Rangers are monitoring Yu Darvish's health carefully this spring. Besides his value to the Rangers in 2017, Darvish is currently set to become a free agent after the season, and his health will help determine how interested the club will be in keeping him. So far, so good. The results on..." March 08

  • Rangers owner predicts Cy Young season for Darvish

    MLB.com "Rangers owner Ray Davis has a prediction for pitcher Yu Darvish this season. "He is in a good frame of mind, and strong physically," Davis said. "I expect him to win the Cy Young." As far as signing Darvish beyond this season, Davis was far more vague about that ongoing topic. "It depends..." March 01

  • Yu Darvish is planning to throw the split-finger fastball once again

    Sports Day "During a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday, right-hander Yu Darvish threw a handful of split-finger fastballs. He wasn't simply fooling around. He intends to incorporate the pitch back into his repertoire. Darvish threw the split-finger pitch about 5 percent of the time before Tommy John surgery...." February 19