Yu Darvish RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yu Darvish is planning to throw the split-finger fastball once again

    Sports Day "During a 30-pitch bullpen session Friday, right-hander Yu Darvish threw a handful of split-finger fastballs. He wasn't simply fooling around. He intends to incorporate the pitch back into his repertoire. Darvish threw the split-finger pitch about 5 percent of the time before Tommy John surgery...." February 19

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

    Sports Day "When spring training officially begins Wednesday, the Rangers will trot out the best 1-2 punch they've ever had to start a year in Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish. All comments about last year's playoffs aside, this is the Rangers' best asset and their biggest advantage. It is the best 1-2 combo in..." February 15

  • Report: New Border Restrictions Could Ban Yu Darvish's Father From Country

    12 Up "​Yu Darvish is one of the best pitchers in the MLB, representing the Texas Rangers from his homeland of Japan. Due to Donald Trump's executive actions pertaining to new border restrictions, his father may not be able to see him pitch in person anytime soon. Darvish is solely a Japanese..." January 28

  • Yu focused on elbow, not contract

    MLB.com "Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is approaching free agency, but he doesn't seem too worried about it. "It's not about my contract," Darvish said at Friday's Texas Rangers Awards Dinner. "Coming back from Tommy John [surgery] for the second year, I want to see how my body reacts and how I do. ......" January 22

  • Rangers, agents for Darvish, Lucroy have had 'informal' talks

    Sports Day "Rangers general manager Jon Daniels went on The Ticket's Norm-a-thon Wednesday to talk about Jurickson Profar, big-name contract extensions, watching this year's World Series, Matt Bush transitioning to a starter role and more: On a contract extension for catcher Jonathan Lucroy and pitcher Yu..." December 30

  • Late Fernandez headlines Comeback Player of the Year finalists

    MLB Players "The common thread among the finalists for the Players Choice Award as Comeback Player in each league was perseverance. The six finalists, three in each league, pushed themselves to overcome obstacles and return to top performance levels on the field in 2016. Some reached new heights. In the..." November 04

  • Yu Darvish ties playoff record for home runs allowed

    Today's Knuckleball "The Rangers’ attempt at exacting vengeance upon the Blue Jays for the events of the teams’ 2015 ALDS series is not going too well. Yu Darvish’s contributions further aided the Jays in their quest to make it back to the ALCS. Darvish’s four home runs allowed on Friday afternoon tie him atop an..." October 07

  • Yu Darvish's Bro Convicted In MLB Gambling Ring

    TMZ "The brother of MLB superstar Yu Darvish has been convicted of running a multi-million dollar gambling ring that centered around Major League Baseball games ... officials say. Authorities in Japan say 27-year-old Sho Darvish was taking hundreds of bets on MLB games and pro baseball games in..." September 27