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Bowden's Bullets: Darvish back to Japan?

1/10/2012
Free agent Yu Darvish is not afraid to return to Japan if he doesn't get a C.J. Wilson-type deal. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

• The Texas Rangers have been low-balling Japanese free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish, hoping he agrees to a deal far south of the $75-80 million range he’s seeking. Darvish is such a competitor that he won’t be afraid to return to Japan if the Rangers don’t at least offer him a C.J. Wilson-type contract (five years, $77.5 million).