Rizzo: Nationals Scouted Yu Darvish

Rizzo: Nationals Scouted Yu Darvish

Rizzo: Nationals Scouted Yu Darvish

Rizzo: Nationals Scouted Yu Darvish

General manager Mike Rizzo has acknowledged that the Nationals scouted right-hander Yu Darvish several times this year.

Darvish, 26, plays for the Nippon Ham Fighters of the Pacific League in Japan and is considered a dominating pitcher, with a career 2.12 ERA in 1,036 1/3 innings, striking out 974 batters and walking 297.

Darvish helped Japan win the World Baseball Classic in 2009.

"We are open to acquire talent any way, shape or form that we can," Rizzo said. "If it's international talent, we are certainly willing to acquire international players." - MLB


By Truth and rumors
Thursday, 27 Oct 2011


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  • Essential said: Then what are they waiting for? I guess they need this kind of player to bring them to the next level. - All State Van Lines Relocation 8:53AM 01/14/14
  • Anonymous said: Seems to me like Seattle would be a great fit too. A Pacific coast city with a large Asian population and a history of successful Japanese players already. Not to mention a very pitcher friendly park. 9:09AM 10/31/11
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