The hype over new Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish already is reaching a fever pitch, and it's only spring training. The MLB Network will air Darvish's second start against the Cleveland Indians at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Rangers' home territory, and Fox Sports Oklahoma plans to show his third start against the Milwaukee Brewers at 3 p.m. Monday.
In his first start Wednesday, the Japanese star struck out three in two scoreless innning against the San Diego Padres. He allowed two hits and threw 36 pitches, 26 of which were strikes. Darvish signed a six-year deal worth $56 million in January.
The Monday telecast is an addition to Fox Sports Oklahoma's Rangers spring training television schedule, which includes games against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday and Sunday from Las Vegas. Dave Barnett and Tom Grieve will call the games on FSOK.