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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Yu Darvish will make his Cactus League debut on Sunday.
Darvish was originally scheduled to start on Saturday, but the change isn't health-related. Martin Perez is now slated to pitch the spring opener on Saturday. Feb 22 - 2:24 PM

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Yu Darvish is starting the Rangers' first Cactus League game on Saturday.

Darvish is expected to miss some time in camp with his wife due to give birth in March, so he's getting an early start. This is a big year for Darvish, who is going into the final season of his six-year, $60 million deal with Texas. He posted a 3.41 ERA and 132/31 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings last year in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Feb 21 - 11:47 AM

Yu Darvish plans to re-incorporate his split-finger fastball this season.

Darvish abandoned the pitch last season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery because it can create stress on your arm, but he'll begin to mix it back in this year. The righty threw the pitch just five percent of the time pre-surgery. "I was kind of astonished when he threw it (in a bullpen session Friday)," Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said. "I waited a long time after my Tommy John surgery before I threw it again, but I don't have his delivery. He throws it correctly and uses a bit of his wrist so not all of the pressure is on his elbow in that pulling down motion. It's a little looser. And this guy, if there is any chance of hurting himself, he's not going to throw it. I'm comfortable with it."
Feb 17 - 4:34 PM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News said the Rangers haven't had "any serious conversations" with contract-year right-hander Yu Darvish.

Grant described Darvish as "very open" to discussing a five or six-year extension in the range of $30 million per season, but so far there hasn't been much headway in negotiations. There was some speculation the Rangers were saving up to make a run at Japanese ace/slugger Shohei Otani next offseason, but it's still unclear when he'll make the move to MLB. Darvish will likely hit the open market if the Rangers can't work out a deal before the end of spring training.
Feb 3 - 9:54 AM

Rangers GM Jon Daniels said the team has opened extension talks with Yu Darvish.

Per's T.R. Sullivan, the sides have had "a couple of conversations" but nothing serious. Darvish is entering the last year of a six-year, $56 million deal but is more focused on pitching than his contract negotiations. "It's not about my contract," said Darvish. "I want to see how my body reacts and how I do." Darvish went 7-5 with a 3.41 ERA last year in his return from Tommy John surgery.
Jan 21 - 11:26 PM

Yu Darvish confirmed Friday that he will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.

Darvish was limited to just 100 1/3 innings in 2016, after missing the entire 2015 season while rehabbing after Tommy John surgery. The right-hander noted that it's too risky for him to be pitching in key games so early in the season. The 30-year-old is entering the final season of his contract with the Rangers.
Jan 20 - 7:47 PM

Yu Darvish served up a career-high four home runs and gave up five runs over five frames in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Darvish essentially made only one mistake through the first four frames, allowing a two-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki. The wheels came off in the fifth, however, as Kevin Pillar, Ezequiel Carrera and Edwin Encarnacion all ripped solo home runs. Darvish will need the Rangers to climb out of a 0-2 hole if he wants to make another start this postseason.
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 05:17:00 PM

Yu Darvish was in dominant form in Friday's victory over the Rays, punching out 12 over six innings of one-run baseball.

He allowed just three hits and a walk in the impressive outing. The only blemish on his night was Evan Longoria's RBI double in the sixth inning. Darvish finishes the regular season with a 7-5 record, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 132/31 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings. With Darvish and Cole Hamels atop the Rangers' rotation, they look like a team that no one will want to tangle with come playoff time.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Yu Darvish twirled seven shutout innings Saturday in a win over the Athletics.

He finished with nine strikeouts while limiting the A's to two hits and one walk. Darvish was lights out from the opening pitch. At one point he retired 11 batters in a row with four strikeouts during that stretch. The only hits he allowed were singles. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Darvish after getting pounded for seven runs in his last start, which also came against Oakland. Darvish will toe the rubber one more time before the playoffs Friday against Tampa Bay.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 08:17:00 PM

Yu Darvish was knocked around for seven runs over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.

The A's got to Darvish for a pair of homers among his seven hits allowed, and his control also abandoned him, as the right-hander walked four in the outing. On the plus side, he did strike out eight and now has 111 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings. The Rangers are trying to be smart with Darvish, who has a 3.81 ERA in 15 starts since coming back earlier this year from Tommy John surgery, so it's unclear when his next start might come. The most likely scenario is another start against these A's next weekend in Oakland.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Yu Darvish will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Darvish was initially scheduled to start on Wednesday, but that outing has been pushed back to Saturday in order to give him a little extra rest. Wednesday's bullpen session is merely intended to keep him fresh.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Yu Darvish's next start will be pushed from Wednesday to Saturday.

It allows Darvish some extra rest as the Rangers steer toward the postseason. The ace right-hander boasts a 3.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 103/25 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings this year -- his first year back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Derek Holland will start in Yu's place on Wednesday at the Astros, with Darvish shifting to Saturday at home versus the A's.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 11:06:00 PM

Yu Darvish rebounded from a poor outing against Houston to hold the Angels to one run in 6 2/3 innings on Friday.

Darvish fanned nine while allowing three hits and one walk. He didn't end up with the win tonight -- that went to Matt Bush -- but the Rangers moved to 6-1 over his last seven starts.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 02:06:00 AM

Yu Darvish will start on Friday against the Angels.

While Darvish is locked and loaded for Friday, the Rangers have yet to set the rest of their weekend rotation in stone. Cole Hamels and Colby Lewis will pitch the final two games of the series in one order or another.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 07:57:00 PM

Yu Darvish recorded nine strikeouts while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

Two of the runs charged to Darvish scored after he exited, as Franklin Gutierrez hit a pinch-hit, two-run double off of reliever Jake Diekman in the seventh inning. Still, it was the right-hander's eighth straight quality start, and he continues to pile up strikeouts. Darvish now holds a 3.01 ERA and 90/21 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings this season. He'll take on the Astros on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 12:21:00 AM

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