SURPRISE, AZ (AP) – Yu Darvish has arrived at the Texas Rangers’ spring training complex.
Darvish got to camp in Surprise, Ariz., on Tuesday, a day before the reporting date for Texas pitchers and catchers.
The AL champion Rangers committed more than $107 million to acquire Japan’s top pitcher. The 25-year-old Darvish got a six-year contract guaranteeing him $56 million, and Texas had to pay a record $51.7 million posting bid to the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters.
The first official workout is Thursday, and the Rangers say Darvish isn’t expected to talk to reporters until then. He didn’t talk to the media when walking from the parking lot to the clubhouse Tuesday.
A two-time Pacific League MVP, he had a 93-38 record with a 1.99 ERA in 167 games the past seven years.
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