Yu Darvish to be AL's safety net

Updated: July 10, 2012, 5:04 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- American League manager Ron Washington said he plans to reserve Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish as the "the last man standing" for the pitching staff in Tuesday's All-Star Game.

That means Darvish would be waiting in case he's needed for extra innings.

"He's the freshest guy we have, so we designated him as the last guy standing," Washington said. "He's had the most time down than anybody."

Darvish's last start was skipped to give the Japanese right-hander ...

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