the Rangers have non-tendered Alexi Ogando, Adam Rosales and Michael Kirkman. Their roster is at 37.
Ogando was a surprise as the Rangers had given indications that they wanted to retain him. But his injured right elbow is apparently a major concern.
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.