Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish's next two starts will be televised

Hype over Japanese star already reaching a fever pitch
by Mel Bracht Published: March 12, 2012

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.

by Mel Bracht
Copy Editor, Sports Media
Mel Bracht is a copy editor on the presentation desk and also covers sports media. A 1978 graduate of Indiana University, Bracht has been a print journalist for 34 years. He started his career as sports editor of the Rensselaer (Ind.) Republican...
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