Yu Darvish Signs with the Texas Rangers Yu Darvish has reportedly agreed to a six-year, $60 million contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal includes bonuses that could be worth another $10 million. after outbidding the.
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The pursuit of Japanese pitching ace Yu Darvish takes one back to 1964 when another pitcher, Masanori Murakami, became the first player from Japan to play in a major league game. though he was a trail blazer, Murakami is largely forgotten in baseball
The deal came down to the wire, with minutes left to go before the deadline. Failing to sign would've kept Darvish with the Nippon Ham Fighters — and the Rangers would've kept their $52 million posting fee. Now, though, they have their phenom.
The gamble on Yu Darvish has paid off for the Texas Rangers.