Texas Ranger Pitcher Yu Darvish Wins Fan Vote For Spot on the American League All-Star Team
For Darvish, this is hardly his first all-star team, as he was a member of five all-star squads during his time playing in Japan. Through an interpreter, Darvish said, “I feel very good, I know the way that I got selected was a vote by the fans, so I appreciate all the fans who voted for me. I’m looking forward to it.”
Darvish had some fairly stiff competition in his run at the all-star team, beating out Chicago’s Jake Peavy, Baltimore’s Jason Hammel, Kansas City’s Jonathan Broxton and Los Angeles’ Ernesto Frieri.
Darvish’s selection to the AL All-Star team gives the Rangers a total of 8 members on the team.