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The Texas Rangers have won the bidding rights to Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish.  Major league teams had until last Wednesday to post bids to the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters to negotiate exclusively with the right-hander.  Yahoo! Sports reports the posting bid was $51.7-million.  Earlier in the week, the "New York Post" reported the Toronto Blue Jays would win the rights with a bid between $40-million and $50-million.  The Chicago Cubs were also among the teams that reportedly showed interest.  The Rangers now have 30 days to work out a contract for Darvish, who went 18-and-6 with a 1.44 ERA with 276 strikeouts and 36 walks in 232 innings last season.

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