Texas Rangers’ GM want Darvish ‘ready for 2014′

Sep 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) reacts to a called third strike in the fifth inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers are not interested right now about giving a contract extensions to pitcher Yu Darvish. It’s definitely on their agenda, but they want to do it at “the right time.” They feel they’d rather get Darvish ready to go for the 2014 season before working on a contract extension.

From ESPN,

“At some point, we’ll sit down and talk with him just like we would on everybody,” Daniels said this weekend at the team’s Fan Fest at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. “He still has four years on his deal. I don’t see a rush necessarily, but we’ll address it at the right time.

“Right now, I’m focused on getting him in camp, getting him ready to make 33 starts this year.”

This is coming after the New York Yankees signed Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka for a 7 year, $155 million deal just this past week. The talks for Darvish’s extension have been on the rise after Tanaka was signed.

When do you think the Rangers will sign Darvish for a long-term deal? Leave a comment below.

Topics: MLB, Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish

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