Yu Darvish pitched into the fifth inning and J.P. Arencibia hit a grand slam, leading the Texas Rangers to a 14-8 spring win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, the New York Yankees' latest big-money signing, have much in common.
Here’s a look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ starting pitcher rankings for AL-only fantasy baseball leagues. 1. Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers Yu Darvish went 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and a league-leading 277 strikeouts. He’s the real deal. 2. Show More Summary
Yu Darvish pitched five positive innings and Jurickson Profar homered as the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-2 Monday.
Wednesday was a big day for the Texas Rangers, who not only got their first look at Yu Darvish in 2014 but also saw what their new-look lineup will be when the regular season starts next month. The two biggest additions this offseason,...Show More Summary
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.
Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington told Yu Darvish that he would be the opening day starter on March 31 at home against the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Yankees are hoping Masahiro Tanaka, who they signed for $155 million, can match the results of Yu Darvish, who has starred in two seasons in Texas.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts Rangers’ Yu Darvish Jokes About Tanaka Contract - -
If Yu Darvish is feeling any pressure after leading the majors in strikeouts last season, it isn't showing.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was asked about the newest Japanese import, and more specifically, the seven year, $155-million contract with the Yankees that blew Darvish's deal (under the old posting system) out of the water. Darvish made the mistake of being sarcastic. It didn't translate. Read more...
The seven-year, $155 million contract that the New York Yankees gave to Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has been one of the biggest sources of buzz throughout the MLB offseason. Whether Tanaka's game translates to the big leagues after his amazing play in his homeland remains to be seen. Show More Summary
A healthy pitcher was hard to come by for the Texas Rangers in 2013. Eleven different pitchers started at least two games for the club last season. Only Yu Darvish and Derek Holland started more than 30, and Martin Perez was the only...Show More Summary
He thinks very highly of Yu.
Yu Darvish posted a 2.83 ERA in 2013. Also an MLB-high 277 strikeouts and a 32.9 K%, the highest for a starter since Randy Johnson in 2001. Darvish was also 10th in MLB in FanGraphs WAR. Point being: Darvish is already really good. Like, really good. Show More Summary
The Texas Rangers will be looking to new and old faces to lead this club back to the playoffs in 2014. Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo will need to make a difference from the get-go, as well as Yu Darvish and Derek Holland’s replacement. Show More Summary
There is only one spot left undecided in the Texas Rangers starting rotation for 2014. It is presumably for the fourth or fifth spot. The team has three lefties in Derek Holland, Martin Perez and Matt Harrison, and Yu Darvish is the lone righty. Last season, Harrison started the year at the top of the rotation and was followed by Darvish. Show More Summary
Lost in the madness of whether Masahiro Tanaka will actually take the mound for a Major League Baseball team in 2014 is dissecting what kind of pitcher he is. Via the Japan New Times, MLB reportedly reached a basic agreement on a new...Show More Summary
Personally, I think the Texas Rangers' pitching staff is set and ready to roll into 2014. With Yu Darvish and Derek Holland leading the way, Matt Harrison returning from lower back surgery and 2013 AL Rookie of the Year candidate Martin...Show More Summary
Masahiro Tanaka is the most sought-after Japanese pitching export since Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, which makes the bidding war to sign him one of the offseason's most intriguing storylines. With so few top pitchers on the open market,...Show More Summary