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Rangers win the Darvish sweepstakes

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 19, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the short and to-the-point press release from Major League Baseball.

The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan’s Pacific League have informed Major League Baseball that they have accepted the highest bid for the negotiating rights to 25-year-old pitcher Yu Darvish, it was announced this evening. The highest bid in the posting process was submitted by the Texas Rangers.

The Rangers now have a period of 30 consecutive days to sign Darvish to a Major or Minor League professional contract.

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