Yu Darvish won't face Angels in spring
Darvish is on a six-man rotation and will pitch five innings as planned this weekend, but he'll do it Sunday morning in Surprise Stadium against some Rangers minor leaguers in an intrasquad game.
Darvish pitched four innings at home against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday and allowed one run on one hit with three walks and four strikeouts. He was pleased with his fastball command, despite needing 70 pitches in his four-inning stint. The outing included retiring Ryan Braun, the NL MVP, twice. He got Braun to pop up to second baseman Ian Kinsler to end the first and hit a fly ball to left to end the third.
103.3 FM ESPN PODCASTS
Play Podcast Ron Washington joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss the magnitude of Monday's win against Oakland, how he plans on using Jurickson Profar and how to handle a struggling ballclub.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss the Rangers' six-game losing streak and how to get out of their slump.
Play Podcast General manager Jon Daniels joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to discuss the Rangers' offensive struggles, injuries and the plan for Jurickson Profar once Ian Kinsler returns from the disabled list.
Play Podcast Jim Bowden joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett for his weekly visit to discuss the Rangers and a potential game-changing trade target for Jon Daniels and company.
Play Podcast Neal Cotts joins Galloway & Company to discuss pitching for the Rangers.
Play Podcast Nolan Ryan joins Galloway & Company to discuss the latest Rangers news, the mistakes the team has been making and possible trades.
Play Podcast Steve Busby joins Fitzsimmons & Durrett to talk about the Rangers' road trip, surviving an 18-inning game and more.
Play Podcast Eric Nadel, the radio voice of the Texas Rangers, explains on Galloway & Company the bullpen situation that forced Ron Washington's hand in the Boston finale.