Darvish rules out playing in World Baseball Classic

Jan 21, 2017

Darvish rules out playing in World Baseball Classic

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said Friday he is healthy and looking forward to the new season, but confirmed he will play no part in the World Baseball Classic in March with the Japan national team. After undergoing Tommy John surgery on his throwing ...

Dec 27, 2016

Former Rangers pitcher Barfield, 52, shot dead

John Barfield, a left-hander from Arkansas who pitched three seasons for the Texas Rangers beginning in 1989, died in a shooting in Little Rock, police and family members said. He was 52. Police said Barfield was fatally shot on Christmas Eve after an altercation ...

Rangers may try to prevent Darvish from playing in WBC

Dec 15, 2016

Rangers may try to prevent Darvish from playing in WBC

The Texas Rangers will try to prevent right-hander Yu Darvish from playing for Japan at the World Baseball Classic next March, as he only made his return from an elbow injury in May, the club’s general manger Jon Daniels indicated Wednesday. Darvish returned to ...

Beltran reaches deal with Astros

Dec 4, 2016

Beltran reaches deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran is headed back to Houston, hoping his 20th season in the majors could bring him — and the Astros — a most elusive World Series championship. A person familiar with the deal told AP on Saturday that the free agent slugger and ...

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Sep 25, 2016

Darvish, Andrus lead Rangers to victory

Elvis Andrus had been dealing with flu symptoms and kept his celebration rather subdued after the Texas Rangers clinched the AL West, so he asked manager Jeff Banister afterward to please put him in the lineup again Saturday. He promised to be ready to ...

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Aug 30, 2016

Darvish outduels Iwakuma

Yu Darvish worked into the seventh inning, allowing three runs for the Texas Rangers in a 6-3 win over the division rival Seattle Mariners on Monday. Darvish (5-3) struck out nine, while allowing six hits in 6⅔ innings to get the better of compatriot ...

Darvish hammers first home run

Aug 25, 2016

Darvish hammers first home run

Tim Adleman threw one right down the middle to Yu Darvish and then had to watch the Rangers pitcher round the bases on a notable home run. Darvish connected for only the second homer by a Rangers pitcher, and Adrian Beltre hit a tiebreaking ...

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

Aug 3, 2016

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

The Texas Rangers’ new-look lineup was no match for a rookie right-hander making his fourth major league start. Dylan Bundy pretty much got the best of Yu Darvish, too. Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second time in a row, ...

Teams swing several deals

Aug 2, 2016

Teams swing several deals

Jonathan Lucroy got a deal he liked, Carlos Beltran joined him in Texas and Jay Bruce and Rich Hill also moved Monday during an 18-swap frenzy at the trade deadline. Matt Moore, Francisco Liriano and Joe Smith found new homes, too, as playoff contenders ...

Jul 26, 2016

Rangers' Fielder may undergo season-ending neck surgery

Texas Rangers slugger Prince Fielder is expected to have season-ending neck surgery for the second time in three years, and his career could be jeopardy as well. Fielder got a second opinion Monday, and general manager Jon Daniels said Dr. Drew Dossett recommended surgery. ...

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Jul 17, 2016

Darvish Ks nine, takes loss in return to mound

Yu Darvish was pleased with his first start since June 8 after recovering from shoulder discomfort, even though his pitch count quickly rose and he fell short of pitching five innings. Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient ...