Yu Darvish RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

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

    Sports Day "When spring training officially begins Wednesday, the Rangers will trot out the best 1-2 punch they've ever had to start a year in Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish. All comments about last year's playoffs aside, this is the Rangers' best asset and their biggest advantage. It is the best 1-2 combo in..." February 15

  • Report: New Border Restrictions Could Ban Yu Darvish's Father From Country

    12 Up "​Yu Darvish is one of the best pitchers in the MLB, representing the Texas Rangers from his homeland of Japan. Due to Donald Trump's executive actions pertaining to new border restrictions, his father may not be able to see him pitch in person anytime soon. Darvish is solely a Japanese..." January 28

  • Yu focused on elbow, not contract

    MLB.com "Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is approaching free agency, but he doesn't seem too worried about it. "It's not about my contract," Darvish said at Friday's Texas Rangers Awards Dinner. "Coming back from Tommy John [surgery] for the second year, I want to see how my body reacts and how I do. ......" January 22

  • Rangers, agents for Darvish, Lucroy have had 'informal' talks

    Sports Day "Rangers general manager Jon Daniels went on The Ticket's Norm-a-thon Wednesday to talk about Jurickson Profar, big-name contract extensions, watching this year's World Series, Matt Bush transitioning to a starter role and more: On a contract extension for catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitcher Yu..." December 30