Yu Darvish RUMORS & NEWS

  • Twins like Darvish and Arrieta — but Darvish tops list

    Fanrag Sports "Everyone’s looking for pitching, they say. But perhaps no one is looking for pitching with as much interest or enthusiasm as the Twins, who are targeting the very top pitchers on the rotation market and on the bullpen market — and hoping to add depth, as well. The Twins are looking at the two..." November 14

  • Yu Darvish Emotional World Series Apology 'I Couldn't Do It, I'm Sorry'

    TMZ "Yu Darvish is opening up on his World Series nightmare -- telling TMZ Sports he feels terrible for blowing his big moment. "Dodger fans ... they expect we won the World Series. I couldn't do it. I still feel sorry," Darvish told us out in Beverly Grove. Darvish -- who couldn't have been..." November 04

  • Dave Roberts explains why he started Yu Darvish over Clayton Kershaw in Game 7

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was forced to explain why Yu Darvish and not Clayton Kershaw started Game 7 for his team. Hindsight was not kind to Roberts on Wednesday night, as Darvish was rocked for five runs in 1.2 innings, while Kershaw delivered four scoreless innings in relief..." November 02

  • Astros' Yuli Gurriel tips helmet to Yu Darvish before first at-bat

    ESPN "In an apparent effort to make further amends for his racist gesture earlier in the World Series, Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel took off his batting helmet and slightly nodded his head when he faced Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish in the first inning of Game 7 of the World Series..." November 02

  • Yu Darvish talks Japan star Otani, won’t meet with Gurriel

    New York Post "With Election Day next week, perhaps it’s timely to report that Shohei Otani has procured a significant endorsement. “Of course,” the Dodgers’ Yu Darvish said Tuesday through his interpreter, when asked if he knew the next great Japanese player. “He’s from Japan. He’s played in Japan for the..." November 01

  • Yu Darvish Responds to Yuli Gurriel's Offensive Gesture in World Series Game 3

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish issued a statement on Twitter in response to Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel's racist gesture during Game 3 of the 2017 World Series. In the tweet, Darvish said "no one is perfect" and that "we should put our effort into learning rather than to..." October 28

  • Gurriel on racist gesture: I know it's offensive, but I didn't mean to do it

    CBS Sports "During Game 3 of the 2017 World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, Houston first baseman Yuli Gurriel appeared to make a racist gesture toward Los Angeles pitcher Yu Darvish. Gurriel while also appearing to say the word "chinito," a Spanish term loosely meaning "little..." October 28

  • Yu Darvish calls Yuli Gurriel’s racist gesture 'disrespectful'

    USA Today "The World Series was roiled by a race-related incident in Friday night’s Game 3 when Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel made a racist gesture in the wake of hitting a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yu Darvish. TV cameras caught Gurriel, a Cuban, making a slant-eyed gesture and..." October 28

  • Yu Darvish: Stop criticizing Rangers pitching coaches

    Dallas Morning News "In a few hours, Yu Darvish will attempt to put the Los Angeles Dodgers closer to the World Series than they've been in 29 years. But first, an explanation. After stories suggesting the Dodgers overhauled his pitching style led the social media world to wonder if the Rangers pitching coaches..." October 18

  • Darvish becomes fastest pitcher in MLB history to 1,000 Ks

    Bleacher Report "With his sixth strikeout of the game Friday night against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish reached 1,000 for his MLB career. According to the Dodgers' official Twitter account, he's the fastest pitcher in MLB history (128 starts) to..." September 09

  • Yu Darvish taken off DL, to start vs. Brewers

    ESPN "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish has been activated from the 10-day disabled list and will start Sunday's series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Darvish spent the minimum 10 days on the DL because of lower back stiffness. He is 2-0 with a 2.50 ERA in three starts with the Dodgers,..." August 27

  • Dodgers' Yu Darvish heading to 10-day DL with back issue

    Sporting News "Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish is headed to the 10-day DL. Fortunately for Los Angeles, the back issue their newly acquired starter is suffering from does not appear to be too serious. Darvish was acquired from the Rangers at the trade deadline for three prospects and has gone 2-0 with a..." August 19

  • 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