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Yu Darvish out of WBC

Updated: November 7, 2012, 10:13 AM ET
Associated Press

Yu Darvish won't pitch for Japan in the World Baseball Classic next spring, choosing instead to focus on preparing for his second major league season.

The Texas Rangers right-hander issued a statement Tuesday saying he made the decision after much deliberation, including consultation with his coaches and trainers.

"Given my substantial workload over the last few seasons and the numerous changes I've endured in my move to the United States, I have decided with my team of advisers ...

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