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Yu Darvish to make debut on March 7

Updated: February 27, 2012, 6:33 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish will make his first Cactus League start on March 7 in Peoria, Ariz., against the San Diego Padres. He's expected to throw two innings.

Perhaps the best news for Darvish about that start: It won't require pitching through a screen like he's doing now as part of the pitchers' throwing live batting practice early in camp.

Darvish threw 36 pitches to hitters on Monday and said he felt "very good" about the performance, mainly ...

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