The Texas Rangers have won the rights to right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish by bidding $51.7 million, according to sources close to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. The Rangers will now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Darvish. If the sides cannot agree to a deal, the Rangers will then be refunded their bid and Darvish will play the 2012 season in Japan.
Darvish is a 4-time All star, 2- time MVP, 2-time Gold Glove, all while going 93-38 with an ERA of 1.99 over 7 years.
If Darvish does sign with Texas, their rotation would consist of Neftali Feliz who is moving to the rotation from the bullpen, and a combination of Colby Lewis, Derek Holland, Alexi Ogando, Matt Harrison and Scott Feldman.
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