Yu Darvish deadline looms for Rangers

Updated: January 18, 2012, 9:34 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

The Texas Rangers' deadline for signing Yu Darvish is rapidly approaching, and the team has until Wednesday afternoon to strike a deal or the coveted pitcher will return to pitch in Japan.

The Rangers and Darvish's representatives -- Don Nomura and Arn Tellem -- have until 5 p.m. ET Wednesday to strike a deal.

A report over the weekend said the big sticking point is the term of the contract. Yahoo! Sports said the Rangers are pursuing a six-year deal, and that Darvish preferred five ...

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