After weeks of speculation, CBS Sports is reporting that starting pitcher Yu Darvish will sign a six-year contract with the Texas Rangers before today's 4 p.m. deadline. Sources tell CBS Sports the deal is likely to be for more than $52 million.


Darvish is a 25-year-old who has been pitching for five years with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan. During those five seasons, he earned a 76-28 record and an amazine 1.72 ERA. He has also thrown 50 complete games and 15 shutouts.

Darvish will join Derek Holland, Neftali Feliz, Colby Lewis and Matt Harrison in the likely starting pitching rotation for the Rangers.

It's a big get for the Rangers. How excited are you, fans?

[CBS Sports]