Yu Darvish is back in Surprise, Arizona as spring training begins to wind down. He took a few days off to be with his wife who gave birth to their second child earlier this week.
Rangers Manager, Jeff Banister says his co-ace of the pitching staff is well-equipped to handle the excitement of fatherhood while not losing focus on his commitment to his teammates, “This is a very routine oriented guy. So I don’t think those type of things bother him. It is hectic and exciting. I think he has a number of people that help him in a number of different ways that take a lot of different things off his plate so he can concentrate on being a husband, father and ultimately a major league baseball player.”
And Banister says that is something Darvish has done very well this spring, “He’s looked good in every outing he’s gone out. The ball has come out clean and he has a feel for all of his pitches. Now it’s just repeating that every fifth day.”