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11 Yu Darvish SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/216 | Birthdate: 8/16/1986 | Birthplace: Habikino, Osaka, Japan | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 98/87 | Average Draft Position: 14.61
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Yu Darvish collects win No. 11


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish worked his way past a pair of homers in a dominant outing Monday night against the Yankees, improving to 10-6 on the year. The right-hander permitted two runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out eight over seven innings of a 4-2 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 18 innings, Darvish has allowed five earned runs. He owns a 2.90 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 20 starts (133 1/3 innings). He will search for win No. 11 on Sunday against Cleveland.

Yu Darvish takes the loss in rain-shortened start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was saddled with the loss Wednesday against the Yankees.

Darvish allowed two runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks. The only blemish against Darvish came in the third inning. He balked in a run from third, and then allowed a Brett Gardner solo home run. Rain hit in the fifth inning, with Darvish trailing 2-1. The game wound up being called, giving Darvish the loss.

With the loss, Darvish drops to 9-6 on the year. His next start will come against the Yankees. 


Yu Darvish fans 12 in win over Toronto


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish turned in a dominant outing on Friday against the Blue Jays, striking out a season-high 12 to improve to 9-5 on the year. The right-hander yielded one run on five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings of a 5-1 victory.

Darvish has recorded double-digit strikeouts in six of his 18 starts this season. He owns a 2.88 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP over 122 innings of work. His next start will come Wednesday against the Yankees in New York.

Yu Darvish tosses perfect inning Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish tossed a perfect inning of work during the All-Star Game Tuesday.

Darvish's skills were on full display. He struck out Yasiel Puig for the first out, and then managed to get Troy Tulowitzki to lineout to left. During the Tulowitzki at-bat, Darvish threw an eephus clocked at 56 mph on the Target Field radar gun. He was able to get another lineout to end the inning. 


Rangers set rotation beyond All-Star break


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Rangers manager Ron Washington said his rotation after the All-Star break will be Yu Darvish, Colby Lewis and Nick Tepesch, with the other two spots up in the air, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Washington also mentioned Miles Mikolas as a candidate to start.

Texas opens a three-game series at Toronto on Friday.


Yu Darvish knocked around against Houston Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was smashed for six earned runs Wednesday against the Astros.

Darvish proved to be fairly hittable during the outing, allowing 10 hitters to reach base. He did not issue any walks, and struck out eight batters. Of the six innings Darvish tossed, he only had two scoreless innings. Darvish allowed six extra-base hits during the start, including a home run to Robbie Grossman in the fifth. Darvish wound up throwing 109 pitches during the start.

The loss dropped Darvish to 8-5 on the season. It’s unclear when he’ll make his next start with the All-Star Game approaching. 


Yu Darvish set to start Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish should make his scheduled start Wednesday, according to the Dallas Morning News

Darvish was examined by a team doctor. He received a clean bill of health, and should pitch tomorrow. Darvish will be re-examined prior to the start, however. He took a line drive off his head during Tuesday's batting practice.

Darvish has a 2.63 ERA over 109 1/3 innings. 


Yu Darvish takes liner to head in batting practice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was hit in the forehead by a line drive during batting practice Tuesday, MLB.com reports.

Darvish will obviously be examined by medical personnel, but he "didn't seem too bothered by it," according to the report. His next start is scheduled for Wednesday.


American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Yu Darvish roughed up in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish took a step back Friday and was forced with a no-decision against the Mets. The right-hander permitted four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over five innings of a 6-5 victory.

Darvish owns a 2.63 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 16 starts (109 1/3 innings). He has allowed four earned runs in four of his last six starts. He will look to get back on track Wednesday at home against Houston.

Scott Baker draws start Thursday, Yu Darvish to pitch Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) The Rangers have decided to turn to Scott Baker to start Thursday's game against the Orioles with the high chance of inclement weather on the horizon, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Yu Darvish, the team's probable starter Thursday, will instead pitch Friday against the Mets in New York. The team was reluctant to go with Darvish on his regular schedule with the chance that he may be limited to only a few innings due to the weather. New Thursday starter Baker owns a 5.80 ERA and 27:6 K:BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings over 11 appearances (two starts).


Rain could push Yu Darvish back, Scott Baker may fill in Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) With a 90 percent chance of rain in Baltimore, the Rangers will likely not start Yu Darvish Thursday against the Orioles as planned, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The team is worried that a weather day could cost Darvish a rain-shortened turn in the rotation, so they are planning to push him back to Friday's game in New York unless the weather clears up considerably before first pitch Thursday. Scott Baker would fill in on the mound Thursday if the window of decent weather to play remains relatively short.


Rangers alter rotation plans as Joe Saunders taken off roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) A day after allowing four home runs in a loss to the Orioles, Rangers starting pitcher Joe Saunders was designated for assignment Tuesday. The team recalled pitcher Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Round Rock to replace Saunders, and he will start Wednesday against Baltimore.

The Rangers also announced Nick Tepesch has been moved back to Friday against the Mets. Yu Darvish will still start Thursday against Baltimore and Colby Lewis will now start Saturday against New York. Nick Martinez, who is starting Tuesday, will remain on regular rest and start Sunday.


Yu Darvish strikes out 10 in eight scoreless innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was brilliant in Saturday's win, giving up four hits and one walk in eight scoreless innings while striking out 10 in his team's 5-0 victory over the Twins.

Darvish (8-4) is back on track after giving up 12 runs (eight earned) over his last two starts, both losses. Saturday's win was his fifth time pitching at least eight innings this season while giving up no runs. Darvish owns a 2.42 ERA and 128:37 K:BB ratio in 104 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Orioles Thursday.


Rangers shuffle upcoming rotation a bit


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) The Rangers announced a shuffling of their probably pitches for the next few days, in order to keep some pitchers on regular rest.

According to MLB.com, Nick Tepesch has been pushed back to Friday's series opener against the Twins, allowing Joe Saunders and Nick Martinez to remain on four day's rest. Saunders will pitched Wednesday against the Tigers, with Martinez slotting in behind him Thursday.

The move also allows Yu Darvish to move back to Saturday against the Twins, giving him an extra day of rest. 


Yu Darvish walks season-high five in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Rangers starter Yu Darvish struggled with his command Tuesday, in a 10-6 loss to the Athletics.

Darvish saw his four-start winning streak come to an end in the loss, as he was tagged for seven runs -- four earned -- in five innings of work. He walked a season-high five batters, while striking out eight on 99 pitches in the loss.

Darvish fell to 7-3 with the loss, while his ERA rose to 2.39, dropping him to fifth in the American League. He will look for a better outcome in his next outing, set for Tuesday against the Tigers. 


Yu Darvish sinks Marlins with complete-game shutout


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Rangers ace Yu Darvish had achieved just about everything this season aside from a complete-game shutout. And Wednesday he did that as well.

Darvish yielded just six hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts in blanking Miami. He has recorded double-digit strikeout totals in four of his last six starts and has seven quality starts in a row. His 2.11 ERA ranks third in the American League among starters.

He now owns a 7-2 record. He will try to make it 8-2 when he pitches Tuesday night in Oakland.


Yu Darvish picks up sixth win Friday night


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish was not at his best on Friday, but came way with the win in his team's 6-4 victory over Cleveland. The right-hander yielded four runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out eight over seven inning of work, improving to 6-2 on the year.

Darvish allowed nine hits in a win for the first time since September of 2012. He owns a 2.36 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP through his first 11 starts (76 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Wednesday at home against Miami.

Rangers flip Yu Darvish and Nick Tepesch for weekend series


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2014) The Rangers have made a change to their rotation plans for this weekend's series against the Indians. Yu Darvish will be moved up to pitch Friday on regular rest, while Nick Tepesch will slot in Saturday.

Yu Darvish blanks Nationals with 12 Ks


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish dominated the Nationals on Sunday, matching a season high with 12 strikeouts in a shutout to improve to 5-2 on the year.

Darvish scattered five hits in eight shutout frames. He walked two and improved his ERA to 2.08 on the year following Sunday's gem. Of his 102 pitches, 70 were strikes.

Over his four starts covering 31 2/3 innings, Darvish has allowed only four earned runs while recording 41 over that span. He will make his next start Saturday at home against Cleveland.


Yu Darvish in the lineup Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2014) As expected, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will make his start Sunday.

Darvish dealt with a neck issue earlier in the week, but was able to fully recover in time for the start. He'll take on the Nationals. Darvish has a 2.35 ERA over 61 1/3 innings. 


Yu Darvish no longer dealing with stiff neck


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish received acupuncture early in the week and is no longer experiencing stiffness in his neck, the Dallas Morning News reports. He is scheduled to make his next start on Sunday against Washington.

"There is no problem at all," Darvish said. "The situation is what it is, but I have more information now than in the past. I have the ability to take better care of it and want to do that."

Yu Darvish expects to make Sunday start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish will probably end up missing just one start due to a neck injury, after an MRI showed no structural damage.

Darvish told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Wednesday he expects to make his next turn in the rotation Sunday, after he was scratched Tuesday due to stiffness. Barring an unforeseen setback, he will slot into the rotation for Sunday's series finale against the Nationals. 


Yu Darvish's MRI comes back 'unremarkable'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish received some positive news Tuesday when the results of his MRI were deemed "unremarkable," the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Darvish also revealed that he was feeling better after being scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday earlier in the day due to a stiff neck. Despite the positive news, the Rangers haven't determined when Darvish will make his next start.


Yu Darvish scratched from start with stiff neck


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Twins due to neck stiffness, the team announced. No replacement was immediately named.

Darvish reported symptoms when he woke up Tuesday morning and will undergo a precautionary MRI, the team said.