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MLB Rumors: Rangers to explore Yu Darvish contract extension

Sep 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish (11) during batting practice before a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

When the Texas Rangers signed pitcher Yu Darvish to a six-year, $56 million dollar deal in 2012 – there were a lot of questions moving forward.

Would Darvish succeed at the MLB level? Would he be worth the money? Would the Rangers get stuck with over a $100 million dollar commitment considering his posting fee cost $52 million dollars?

So far so good as Darvish has been everything the Rangers had hoped for, especially considering he cost $99 million dollars lest (in guaranteed salary) when compared to what the New York Yankees just paid for Masahiro Tanaka.

But the inflation in contracts has some believing the Rangers will talk to Darvish about a contract extension moving forward, despite the fact he still has four years remaining on his contract.

“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.

A new deal between the sides is not imminent.

Topics: Texas Rangers, Yu Darvish

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