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Darvish impresses catcher in first bullpen

Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:04 pm
 


Luis MartinezBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Yu Darvish is scheduled to meet with the media on Thursday at Rangers camp, but until then, he's off limits. The Rangers even took the unusual step of keeping the media from watching Darvish's initial workout with the team.

Because of that, Luis Martinez became a popular man on Tuesday. Martinez caught Darvish's first bullpen session with the Rangers and found himself surrounded by media afterward. According to Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Martinez answered questions from approximately 30 Japanese media members and four from Texas.

According to Martinez, Darvish threw 30 pitches at about 70-80 percent, with the last few pitches coming in somewhere in the lower 90s. Martinez said Darvish actually apologized to him when he missed his spots.

"I was talling him, 'It's OK. You're just warming up. It's your first bullpen,'" Martinez told reporters, including Wilson. "He threw sliders, curveballs, changeups, splits. He threw 30, and within those 30, there were about 10 different pitches.

"He's unique in his own way. He's a great talent."

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Comments

Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 10:19 pm
 

Darvish impresses catcher in first bullpen

Yea this is great to hear. I was totally expecting the catcher to say that Darvish was awful in his first workout.............



Since: Feb 27, 2007
Posted on: February 21, 2012 9:15 pm
 

Darvish impresses catcher in first bullpen

I don't know about silly fantasy Baseball, but this kid could be the steal of the off-season.

I know that Nolan Ryan and both Maddux brothers have been impressed with what they have seen so far. I seem to put quite a bit of trust in what two of the very best pitchers in history, and perhaps one of the best current Pitching coaches have to say.....but that's why they play the game. Only history will tell for sure. 



Since: Jul 12, 2009
Posted on: February 21, 2012 8:38 pm
 

Darvish impresses catcher in first bullpen

You do your fantasy baseball draft in early February.  Hahahahaha. 



Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: February 21, 2012 7:16 pm
 

Darvish impresses catcher in first bullpen

beyond illy



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: February 21, 2012 6:27 pm
 

Darvish impresses catcher in first bullpen

Good to hear...I drafted him in the 6th round of my Fantast Draft...could be the steal of the Draft!!



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