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Rangers sign Darvish

On January 18, the Rangers signed Japanese starting pitcher Yu Darvish (RHP, TEX). In 2011, Darvish posted a 1.44 ERA with 10.7 Dom and 1.4 Ctl in 232 innings. His ERA has remained below 2.00 each season since 2007. He utilizes five pitches effectively, giving the Rangers hope for a stronger skills transfer from Japan to MLB than Japanese pitchers in the past. The Rangers plan to use Darvish as a starter from Opening Day.

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