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Darvish breaking bats in first outing

After successful Tommy John surgery, Yu Darvish is back in All-Star form. In his first appearance on the mound this spring, he broke Hanser Alberto's bat.
Via Rangers.com
2 days ago

Yu Darvish bringing back the split-finger fastball

Yu Darvish’s Tommy John surgery is well and truly in the rear-view mirror, because he’s throwing his split-finger fastball again.The Texas Rangers ace used the pitch sparingly before his 2015 surgery, and then mostly abandoned it after his return in 2016 under pressure from pitching coach Doug Brocail on account of the stress it puts on the elbow.Now, though, a healthy Darvish...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish ready to 'pitch at a higher level'

Yu Darvish was one of 16 pitchers throwing off a mound on Wednesday in his first official bullpen session of the spring. "Today was 80 percent," Darvish said. "Last year at this time it was 30 percent. Last year I was on rehab. This year I'm ready to pitch."
Via Rangers.com
7 days ago

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

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is entering the final year of his contract, and there are some indications that the Rangers won’t be trying to give him an extension.Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News sees some indications that the Rangers may ultimately shy away from giving Darvish a big-money extension. According to him, there have been few meaningful conversations laying...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Conflicting reports on Texas Rangers interest in Jose Quintana

UPDATE 4:18 p.m. PT: Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports the Texas Rangers are not making a 'renewed push' for Jose Quintana. +++According to USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale, the Texas Rangers have “suddenly increased their pursuit” of  Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Jose Quintana.Before Rangers fans start designing personalized jerseys, Nightengale stresses...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish wants to prove himself in final year of Texas deal

DALLAS (AP) Yu Darvish marked his five-year anniversary as a Texas Ranger this week. Now healthy again, he wants to prove how good of a pitcher he is. ''It's not much about my contract, but coming back from Tommy John surgery,'' Darvish said through his interpreter at the Rangers' winter banquet Friday night. ''This will be my second year to see how my body reacts and how much...
Via Associated Press
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Even Yu Darvish Makes Adjustments

You get into a bubble sometimes. Even when that bubble doesn’t look like other bubbles, it’s there insulating you from seeing something you should see. I’m always looking for that new thing, that change, that great new pitcher, that guy overperforming his expectations. That’s the fun thing to look at! An ace, pitching like an ace again, with wipeout stuff? Huh. Somehow, that...
Via Fangraphs
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish’s Night at the Plate

We are currently in the 20th year of regular-season interleague play. I’m not sure exactly how many repetitions it takes for an event to transition from exciting novelty to mundane part of the schedule, but somewhere along the way interleague play has done just that. We now accept that this is a world where things as bizarre as Marlins/Mariners series will occur from time to time...
Via Fangraphs
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish crushes first career home run (VIDEO)

Yu Darvish, thanks to interleague play, got the opportunity to hit in the Rangers’ most recent game, and he made the most of it. The Rangers squared off against the Reds on Wednesday night, and rather than being on the bench, Darvish was able to hit. And with a 1-2 count in the fifth inning, he was probably going to swing at anything, and lucky for him, he got a fastball that caught...
Via The Sports Daily
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish crushes huge home run and his teammates love it

Who says the DH leads to more entertaining baseball? If the Rangers hadn’t been playing in Cincinnati on Wednesday, Yu Darvish would have been on the bench instead of in the batters box in the top of the fifth. Lucky for all of us (unless you’re a Reds fan, in which case you’re unlucky on multiple levels) Darvish was standing in, and facing a 1-2 count. Then, magic: Yu...
Via The Comeback
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss
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