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Rangers are shopping Yu Darvish

Division Series - Toronto Blue Jays v Texas Rangers - Game One

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 06: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers looks on from the dugout against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning in game one of the American League Divison Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 6, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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Jeff Passan of Yahoo reports that the Rangers “have started reaching out to teams potentially interested in acquiring” Yu Darvish.

Texas is only 4.5 games out of the second Wild Card slot, but there are five teams ahead of them and they’ve really never had any traction this year. Such is not the stuff on which a team bases an all-in playoff run. Darvish, meanwhile, is in his walk year, so the Rangers have some incentive to get value for him. Passan says the Astros, Brewers, Yankees, Indians, Rockies and Dodgers could have interest in him, but really, he’d improve any contender.

Darvish is 6-8 with a 3.45 ERA and 131 strikeouts and 42 walks in 125.1 innings.

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