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Mariners Vs. Rangers: Yu Darvish Makes Debut In Seattle

Japanese pitching phenom, Yu Darvish, makes his much anticipated debut Monday, as the Rangers face AL West Division rival, the Seattle Mariners (7:05 p.m. CT on FSS).

SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23:  Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws from the mound during spring workouts at Surprise Stadium on February 23, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
SURPRISE, AZ - FEBRUARY 23: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws from the mound during spring workouts at Surprise Stadium on February 23, 2012 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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What will life after C.J. Wilson be for the Texas Rangers? Rangers fans will get an idea Monday, when newly-acquired and very expensive Japanese phenom Yu Darvish makes is much anticipated pitching debut against at the Seattle Mariners (7:05 p.m. ET on FSS). Texas (2-1) and Seattle (3-1) will begin a four-game, American League West Division set that will conclude in a Thursday morning matinee.

Darvish, the prospect that the Rangers paid $52 million to negotiate with and then paid $60 million for six years to sign, is expected to help the Rangers overcoming losing their best pitcher last season. Darvish, 25, will oppose Seattle's Hector Noesi after having a decent Spring Training which featured 21 strikes outs in just 15 innings of work.


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On Sunday, the Rangers polished off a three-game set with the Chicago White Sox that started and ended with a Texas victory. Meanwhile, the Mariners had a day off after sweeping the Oakland Athletics in a small, two-game series on Friday and Saturday.

For more on Rangers baseball, check the SB Nation blog Lone Star Ball, while Look Out Landing has everything on the Mariners. Everything on MLB can be found at SB Nation's Baseball Nation.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.