Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:38:35 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish's goal this year is to throw more innings and pitch deeper into games. He averaged 12.6 pitches per inning in his five innings Monday, March 10, which was much better than his average of 16.5 pitches per inning a season ago. "My goal today was to throw a lot of fastballs -- two-seamers (sinkers) and cut fastballs, and let them hit the first pitch," Darvish said. He's been focusing on better fastball command this spring, and it has shown. Darvish only had one strikeout Monday.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:17:00 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington announced Tuesday, Feb. 25, that SP Yu Darvish will be the team's opening day starter.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:49:18 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (back) didn't have any pain in his back after throwing one inning in an intrasquad game Monday, Feb. 24. He threw 13 pitches, seven for strikes, and his fastball was clocked at 94 and 95 mph.
Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:14:58 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish threw 34 pitches of live batting practice Saturday, Feb. 22, showing off an excellent changeup. He will throw again Monday, Feb. 24, in an intrasquad matchup, working against RP Nathan Adcock.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:53:45 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (hip) said he altered his offseason weight-lifting program this year in order to alleviate concerns about his injured hip. Darvish's trainer recommended that he stop lifting heavy weights, which made his hip feel better starting in mid-January. Darvish is expected to be the team's opening day starter.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:16:47 -0800
Texas Rangers SPs Yu Darvish (back) and Matt Harrison (back) threw bullpen sessions Sunday, Feb. 16. Darvish threw 34 pitches and is considered fully healthy, while Harrison said he felt good after throwing 44 pitches.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:35:38 -0800
The Texas Rangers are prepared to approach SP Yu Darvish about a contract extension "at the right time," but they currently want him to prepare for the upcoming season. Darvish can opt out of the final year of his deal in 2017 if he wins the Cy Young Award in the next three years or finishes in the top four voting in two of the next three seasons.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:44:19 -0800
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said SP Yu Darvish would be the Opening Day starter against the Philadelphia Phillies March 31.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:26:48 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish's (back) back issues have already cleared up and they don't expect him to have any problems with his normal offseason workout routine.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 11:06:16 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (back) received an injection for a nerve issue in his lower back Wednesday, Oct 2, and he'll be re-evaluated when he returns to the U.S. in November. The team is expecting him to be ready for spring training next season. Darvish led the league in strikeouts (277) and went 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA on the year.
Fantasy Tip: Darvish will be drafted as a top-end starting pitcher in 2014, but this is a situation definitely worth keeping an eye on in the offseason. Stay tuned.