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Darvish press conference after leaving Thursday’s game

Yu Darvish held a short press conference in Japanese after leaving Thursday’s game after just one inning.

The press conference was held in one of the many tents that have sprouted up at Surprise Stadium. The press conference was almost impossible to hear for many reasons but this is the most reliable translation.

Q, Can you explain what was going on in the first inning?
I just had some (normal) tightness in my triceps, so I was throwing without putting too much effort, I was only focusing on my command.

Q,When did you start feeling the tightness?

Today,when I was throwing in the bullpen, it started to feel like it was tightening up, so from then on I started to throw without putting to much effort.

Q.So it wasn’t serious enough to stop throwing?
No it wasn’t that bad, so I just took the mound as normal.

Q.Did you have any experience like this in the past?
No


Q.Was it getting tighter as you threw in the first?

No, it felt like it was constant.

Q.You couldn’t loosen it up?
No, it didn’t change much,so after that I did not throw with might (with a lot of effort).

Q.So fans don’t need to be worried?
No, there’s no need to worry.


Q,Do you think you will need to skip your next side session?

Can somebody ask me about my pitching today,


Q.Are you disappointed?

No, it’s not,,,, if I was disappointed I wouldn’t be joking around.


Q.You had been working on your slide step and are able to throw some good balls this camp, how was it today?

I was able to control the ball overall today,it made me really realize that command is important and pitching is not just about velocity.

Q.Was your last pitch a change up?
Yeah.

Q,did you not think about throwing the slider?
Just one, one time.

Q.did it hurt more?
No didn’t feel anything(different) good.

Q.How was your silder?
OK

Darvish leaves with arm tightness

Yu Darvish was pulled from Thursday’s start with tightness in his right triceps. It is not considered serious. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.

Thursday lineups

TEXAS

8 Nate Schierholtz (L) RF

19 Ed Lucas SS

70 Joey Gallo (L) 3B

15 Michael Choice LF

71 Jared Hoying (L) CF

16 Ryan Rua DH

9 Adam Rosales 1B

61 Robinson Chirinos C

78 Elliot Johnson (S) 2B

11 Yu Darvish RHP

65 Ross Wolf RHP

55 Roman Mendez RHP

36 Jon Edwards RHP

44 Spencer Patton RHP

73 Alec Asher RHP

KANSAS CITY

2 Alcides Escobar SS

1 Jarrod Dyson (L) CF

35 Eric Hosmer (L) 1B

25 Kendrys Morales (S) DH

60 Hunter Dozier 3B

7 Jorge Bonifacio RF

26 Francisco Pena C

24 Christian Colon 2B

34 Reymond Fuentes (L) LF

33 Brian Flynn LHP

50 Miguel Almonte RHP

59 Brian Broderick RHP

37 Chris Dwyer LHP

48 Michael Mariot RHP

77 Clayton Mortensen# RHP

83 Daniel Stumpf# LHP

Lineups for the Cactus League opener

TEXAS

2 Leonys Martin (L) CF

17 Shin-Soo Choo (L) RF

29 Adrian Beltre 3B

84 Prince Fielder (L) 1B

41 Ryan Ludwick DH

16 Ryan Rua LF

12 Rougned Odor (L) 2B

3 Carlos Corporan (S) C

68 Hanser Alberto SS

48 Colby Lewis RHP

49 Yovani Gallardo RHP

59 Lisalverto Bonilla RHP

72 Chi Chi Gonzalez RHP

76 Martire Garcia LHP

KANSAS CITY

2 Alcides Escobar SS

1 Jarrod Dyson (L) LF

6 Lorenzo Cain CF

35 Eric Hosmer (L) 1B

25 Kendrys Morales (S) DH

15 Alex Rios RF

8 Mike Moustakas (L) 3B

19 Erik Kratz C

24 Christian Colon 2B

62 Aaron Brooks RHP

63 Yohan Pino RHP

55 Tim Collins LHP

31 Louis Coleman RHP

64 Jandel Gustave RHP

73 Scott Alexander LHP

74 Buddy Baumann LHP

47 Joe Paterson LHP

83 Daniel Stumpf* LHP

77 Clayton Mortensen* RHP

*-minor league camp

Olmos sent back to Seattle

The Rangers waiver claim for LHP Edgar Olmos is in the process of being reversed by MLB and he will be returned to Seattle due to the situation with his left shoulder. Olmos left camp this morning and will be further evaluated by the Mariners medical staff. He has been sidelined with an impingement in his left shoulder.

@Rangers Jimmy LeFave headline Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit

Texas legend Jimmy LaFave headlines Eric Nadel’s 4th annual birthday benefit bash with his first headlining gig ever at the Kessler. Born in Wills Point, Jimmy has been a Dallas favorite since his 1992 CD Austin Skyline featuring his classic rendition of “Walk Away Renee”. He has since delivered a long line of unforgettable originals and covers.

Emily Elbert was the first performer to take the Kessler stage when it opened as a concert venue five years ago. A graduate of Coppell High School and the Berklee School of Music, the nomadic songstress has journeyed solo around the world, playing close to 1,000 shows from Peru to Palestine.

Handpicked by Texas Rangers announcer Eric Nadel, Jimmy and Emily are two Texas originals who will provide an unforgettable night to raise money and awareness for a charity that is changing lives in our community.

Table seats are part of sponsor packages. Contact Keith Price for information about sponsoring this event. (kprice@focusonteens.org).

THE NEED: There are more than 3,000 homeless young people within the Dallas Independent School District, according to DISD statistics. With limited staff, time, and funding, our schools cannot address this crisis alone. Without intervention, our most vulnerable young neighbors are left with myriad physical, emotional, and mental needs unmet, putting them at high risk of dropping out of school and falling through the cracks as they enter adulthood.

THE SOLUTION: Focus on Teens is a Dallas nonprofit that reaches out to young people in the critical early stages of homelessness. Taking a holistic approach to serving young people in crisis situations, Focus on Teens collaborates with local public high schools to provide weekly drop-in centers to cater to the immediate, pressing needs of students inc s, bolstering this support with wraparound services including drug abuse and suicide prevention programs.

@Rangers Updated ticket information

Arlington, Texas—The Texas Rangers announced this morning the following information regarding today’s first day of sales for 2015 individual tickets:

–Due to the deteriorating weather conditions in the Arlington area, the Globe Life Park in Arlington First Base Ticket office will close at 11:00 a.m. CT today.

–2015 Rangers individual tickets may be purchased 24 hours a day at texasrangers.com or by calling 972.RANGERS until 5:00 p.m. CT today. Please note that the wait time for phone orders may be extended due to a reduction in staff at the call center due to the weather conditions.

Weather permitting, the Globe Life Park in Arlington First Base Ticket Office and Call Center will be open on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Beginning Monday, March 2, the ticket office will be open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Individual tickets for all 2015 Texas Rangers home games except Opening Day went on sale this morning.

The supply of available individual tickets for the Rangers’ home opener on Friday, April 10 vs. Houston was exhausted through the online ticket opportunity held earlier this month. Opening day tickets are still available as part of full and partial season ticket plans for 2015.

For more information on purchasing season tickets, please call 972.RANGERS or go to texasrangers.com.

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