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Yu Darvish News and Notes: March 27, 2012

by on Mar.27, 2012 @ 2:17 pm, under MLB

Yu Darvish (TEX) took part in team practices that began at 3:30pm on Monday.  He immediate pitching schedule moving forward: bullpen sessions on the 27th and 28th, followed by an outing against the Colorado Rockies on the 30th.

And Sanspo has posted the Q&A from the press conference after his intra-squad start on Sunday:

On giving up four runs...

The way they were getting hits, the way I was throwing the ball, none of it seemed that bad, in fact, there were some good things too.

What did you talk about when Yorvit Torrealba visited the mound in the 4th inning?

I do not remember.  We do not work together very often so it has been a number of different things, like what kind of pitches to throw.

<At this point, Torrealba shouts, "Wait a minute," join the press conference, and gets a laugh from the group when he says, "Yu, not good.">

Which catcher is funnier (more interesting), Mike Napoli or Torrealba?


Tell us more about your sinker.

The pitching coach likes my sinker and wants me to use it more often.  Right now, I am trying to throw it for strikes.

How are you physically feeling?

I can not hit MAX right away, but little by little.  Things are getting better.

Your next outing will be on four days...

I am focused on building up my body so that it can do what I want it to.  This [objective] has not changed.