According to reports out of Korea, the Kia Tigers have rejected the winning bid for pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang. There have been conflicting reports as to whether the Rangers or the Twins submitted the highest bid. Either way, the bid has been rejected. The Rangers have to press on and find other ways to acquire starting pitching.
Presumably they will wait until after Thanksgiving and the 49ers-Seahawks game on Thursday night.
Yu Darvish underwent an MRI and a subsequent examination of his right elbow by Dr. Keith Meister on Tuesday in Arlington. Dr. Meister reported that the MRI looked fine, and he has cleared Darvish to begin throwing on his normal schedule. Darvish is currently undergoing his normal off-season training program and expects to start throwing in early December. It is expected that Darvish will spend at least the next several weeks working out in Texas.
The Rangers have not been told they have won the bidding on Korean left-handed pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang. They and the Twins are considered the two most serious competitors. The Rangers won’t know until Yang’s team, the Kia Tigers, accept the bid and inform Major League Baseball. The team that wins the bid has 30 days to negotiate the contract.
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Yang, who will be 27 in March, posted a 4.25 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 165 innings in Korea in 2014. Those numbers don’t sound that impressive at first, but each team scores an average of 5.63 runs per game in the offense-heavy KBO, far higher than in the Majors, and Yang’s season earned him the KBO’s equivalent of the Cy Young award. Yang is viewed as a mid-rotation starter with No. 2 starter upside, the New York Daily News’ Mark Feinsand reports. Yang has a smooth delivery and throws 92-95 MPH.
The Rangers finally announced their 40-man roster moves late Thursday night.
2015 TEXAS RANGERS SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE
(All Times Mountain Except Where Noted)
DATE OPPONENT SITE TIME
Wednesday, March 4 Kansas City Royals (charity game) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 5 Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 6 San Francisco Giants Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 Milwaukee Brewers Maryvale 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 8 Cleveland Indians Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs Mesa 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 9 Oakland A’s Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 10 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 11 Chicago White Sox Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 12 Chicago White Sox (ss) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 13 San Francisco Giants Scottsdale 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 14 San Diego Padres Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 15 Milwaukee Brewers (ss) Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 16 Los Angeles Angels Tempe 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 17 Los Angeles Dodgers Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 18 Open Date
Thursday, March 19 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 1:05 p.m.
Friday, March 20 Seattle Mariners Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Alamodome, San Antonio 7:05 p.m. CT
Saturday, March 21 Milwaukee Brewers Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Alamodome, San Antonio 1:05 p.m. CT
Sunday, March 22 Seattle Mariners Peoria 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 23 Cincinnati Reds Surprise Stadium 6:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 24 Los Angeles Angels Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25 Cincinnati Reds Goodyear 7:05 p.m.
Thursday, March 26 Colorado Rockies Surprise Stadium 6:05 p.m.
Friday, March 27 Oakland A’s Mesa 1:05 p.m.
Saturday, March 28 San Diego Padres Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 29 Los Angeles Dodgers (ss) Glendale 1:05 p.m.
Monday, March 30 Kansas City Royals Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday, March 31 Chicago Cubs Surprise Stadium 1:05 p.m.
Arizona Diamondbacks Salt River Fields 1:05 p.m.
Wednesday, April 1 Colorado Rockies Salt River Fields 1:05 p.m.
Thursday, April 2 Open Date
Friday, April 3 New York Mets Globe Life Park in Arlington 7:05 p.m. CT
Saturday, April 4 New York Mets Globe Life Park in Arlington 1:05 p.m. CT
Home Games in Bold ss-split squad
NOTE: Surprise is one hour behind Texas time through March 7 and two hours behind beginning March 8
Cactus League Home Games Played at Surprise Stadium/Billy Parker Field, Surprise, AZ