Report: Texas Rangers Sign Yu Darvish Before Deadline
A deal between Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers has been completed, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.
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Texas had 30 days to sign Darvish after winning the exclusive negotiating rights to him by committing a $51.7 million posting fee. Had the deal not been completed, the Nippon-Ham Fighters, Darvish’s old team, would have to return the posting fee.
Darvish will now be tasked with replacing former Rangers ace C.J. Wilson in the Texas rotation.