As an MLB rookie last season, give him credit.
Yu done good.
And this spring here in Surprise, it’s certainly different for Mr. Darvish. Much different, and based on a variety of camp voices, different in a positive kind of way.
“Yu has better hair this spring,” said Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, who was maybe joking, or maybe not. Maddux, an old-school baseball man, seemed to prefer Darvish’s current shorter hairstyle, as opposed to the longer locks with the gold streaks of a year ago.
The new-look Darvish made his Cactus League debut here Tuesday afternoon against the White Sox, and it was Maddux who made one other interesting observation on the 12-month transformation of the Rangers’ prized Japanese import.