If Robbie Ross needed a statement game to justify a spot in the Texas Rangers starting rotation, he got it.
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish has been scratched from his Opening Day start on March 31 due to a stiff neck. Darvish will return to the Dallas area for further examination, according to MLB.com.
Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish has been scratched from his scheduled Friday Minor League start due to a stiff neck.
Yu Darvish is the unquestionable ace of the Texas Rangers pitching staff. Cliff Lee once was. Now, the two will face-off in the season opener on March 31 at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Yu Darvish pitched into the fifth inning and catcher J.P. Arencibia hit a grand slam, leading the Texas Rangers to a 14-8 spring win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.
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Raul Ibanez homered off Yu Darvish and the Los Angeles Angels topped the Texas Rangers 7-4 Tuesday.
Yu Darvish struck out four in two innings of the spring opener for Texas, and Prince Fielder hit a towering solo homer as the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 11-7 on Thursday.
When Rangers manager Ron Washington fills out his lineup card, he will likely write down the names of players from seven different countries, plus Puerto Rico.
Yu Darvish will be the opening day starter for the Rangers when the teams opens at the ballpark on Monday March 31st against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Yu Darvish says he felt a little awkward facing hitters in a game-like situation for the first time this spring.
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