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Darvish Jokes About Tanaka Contract

The Rangers ace was even in a joking mood Tuesday at spring training. Darvish wisecracked that the New York Yankees might have paid too much for fellow Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka

02/18/2014

Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers  (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Darvish Staying In Japan To Prep For 2014

The pitcher says his top priority is preparing for the season and that traveling roundtrip from Japan would be too difficult at this point in training. He thanked fans for their understanding.

01/08/2014

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Posting Period Starts For Japanese Pitcher Tanaka

All 30 major league teams have been notified that the 30-day period to sign the star 25-year-old right-hander began at 8 a.m. EST Thursday.

12/26/2013

Japan's pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

Potential Rangers Target Tanaka Wants To Pursue MLB Career

If the Texas Rangers have interest in Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, the biggest threat to their pursuit of the right-hander might not be another American team.

12/17/2013

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 29:  Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 29, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Darvish Cleared To Continue Offseason Program Following MRI

Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish is on track to participate in his off-season throwing program after an MRI revealed improvement in the pitcher’s nerve irritation in his lower back.

11/22/2013

Texas Rangers v Kansas City Royals

Yu Darvish Donates $42K To Jackie Robinson Foundation

The Texas pitcher presented the check Wednesday to Rachel Robinson, the widow of Jackie Robinson and founder of the foundation, during her visit to Tokyo.

10/16/2013

TEMPE, AZ - FEBRUARY 21:  Pitcher Brad Mills #59 poses during the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Photo Day on February 21, 2013 in Tempe, Arizona.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

LHP Mills Gets Release From Texas To Sign In Japan

The Texas Rangers have released left-hander Brad Mills from his minor league contract so that he could sign to play in Japan.

07/19/2013

fort worth fireworks july 2013

Fort Worth Fireworks Show Sparks Grass Fire

The Fort Worth Fourth fireworks show was suspended halfway through after debris from the show caused a grass fire late Thursday night. The delay lasted for more than 10 minutes.

07/05/2013

Sign above the entrance of an Apple store. (credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)

Apple Applies For ‘iWatch’ Trademark In Japan

Apple has applied for a trademark in Japan for ‘iWatch’ as rumors suggest it may be developing a smart wristwatch. The application was made June 3 and made public June 27.

07/02/2013

Japan's electronics giant Sony employee displays the first model of Sony's stereo cassete player 'Walkman TPS-L2' at the company's museum in Tokyo on July 1, 2009. Thirty years ago Sony launched the Walkman, a gadget which revolutionised the way people around the world listened to music but has since been overtaken by an icon of the digital age. Sony sold 30,000 Walkmans in the first two months after its launch, and 50 million within a decade.  (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Sony Walkman Turns 34

Long before iPod nanos were on the scene, Sony gave us the Walkman

07/01/2013

A Takata employee sews an airbag at Takata's (TK Holdings Inc.) crash-testing facility August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Toyota, Honda, Nissan Announce Air Bag Recall

Toyota, Honda and Nissan are recalling more than 3 million vehicles globally for an identical problem with air bags on the passenger side whose inflator may burst, sending plastic pieces flying.

04/11/2013

Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Detroit Tigers on June 26, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas. (credit: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images)

Darvish Won’t Play In World Baseball Classic

The Rangers right-hander and Japanese star released a statement, saying that he made the decision after much deliberation, including consultation with his coaches and trainers.

11/06/2012

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