Yu Darvish's goal: World's best pitcher

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    Yu Darvish's desire to become the world's best pitcher prompted his decision to leave Japan and sign with the Texas Rangers.

    "I want to become the kind of pitcher that will make people say 'Darvish is the No. 1 pitcher in the world," Darvish said at a news conference on Tuesday.

    The 25-year-old right-hander agreed last week to a six-year contract with the Rangers guaranteeing him $56 million.

    Darvish had a 93-38 record with a 1.99 ERA in 167 games in the past seven seasons in Japan, where he was a two-time MVP of the Pacific League and a five-time All-Star.

    Read more: http://espn.go.com/dallas/mlb/story/_/id/7496355/yu-darvish-texas-rangers-aims-world-top-pitcher

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