Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:08:12 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish picked up his 10th win of the season Monday, July 28, against the New York Yankees. He is the first Rangers pitcher to win at least 10 games in each of his first three seasons in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Darvish will make his next scheduled start Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. He is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in five day starts this season, striking out 43 batters over just 36 1/3 innings while the opponent is hitting just .212 against him during daylight hours. Daily fantasy owners need to remember that and take advantage.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:07:34 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will not work in the weekend series against the Cleveland Indians, so manager Ron Washington has shuffled his rotation. SP Jerome Williams will work Friday, Aug. 1, SP Miles Mikolas will go Saturday, Aug. 2, and SP Yu Darvish will work Sunday, Aug. 3. The team still does not feel Tepesch's injury warrants a stint on the 15-day disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact Tepesch does not sound destined for the DL, fantasy owners will want to steer clear of him until he is able to return and make a full start without any setbacks or restrictions.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:37 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish has relied much more on his breaking pitches so far in the second half of the season. In his start against the New York Yankees Monday, July 28, he threw his slider 34 percent of the time. In his start against the Toronto Blue Jays to start the second half, he threw the pitch 35.9 percent of the time.
Fantasy Tip: Darvish didn't have his best stuff against the Yanks Monday, but he still managed to pick up the win and fan eight hitters. That's what aces do: They excel when they don't have their best stuff.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:52:54 -0700
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is drawing interest from teams, but the Rangers have not engaged the interested parties, according to sources. Beltre and SP Yu Darvish are considered virtually untouchable.
Fantasy Tip: We would be pretty surprised if Texas dealt Beltre this week.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:34:14 -0700
Although the Texas Rangers have slumped horribly this season the team believes it still has a strong corps for the future and will not deal SP Yu Darvish, 3B Adrian Beltre or SS Elvis Andrus at the deadline. Players such as CL Joakim Soria or OF Alex Rios are expendable, however.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:07:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (head) was seen by a team doctor Tuesday, July 8, and he appears to be fine for his start Wednesday, July 9, against the Houston Astros. "Everything appears to be OK. (He'll be) re-examined tomorrow. (He) should start Wednesday," executive vice president of communications John Blake said.
Fantasy Tip: If you're in a daily fantasy league, you will want Darvish in your starting grid against Houston. He allowed just one hit in eight scoreless innings with nine strikeouts in a no-decision April 11 against Houston, and he is 5-1 with a 2.29 ERA in seven starts with 72 strikeouts over 51 innings against the Astros in his career.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:58:24 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (head) was hit near the crown of his head by a ball during batting practice before the game Tuesday, July 8, but a team spokesman said Darvish should be fine. He will be examined by doctors. Darvish is scheduled to start Wednesday, July 9.
Fantasy Tip: As of now, be prepared to keep Darvish in your starting lineup for his start tomorrow.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:23:13 -0700
New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka and RP Dellin Betances, Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir and RP Sean Doolittle, Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish, Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland, Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price and Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer have been named as the pitchers for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:41:53 -0700
The Texas Rangers have pushed SP Yu Darvish's start back to Friday, July 4. SP Scott Baker will be the starting pitcher Thursday, July 3.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 13:42:12 -0700
The Texas Rangers have told teams they are willing to listen to offers on any of their players. 3B Adrian Beltre and SP Yu Darvish are on another level and would be less likely to be traded, according to a source.