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Darvish Says He's `Not Worthy' of Being All-Star

Yu Darvish's doubts and RHP Mark Lowe Now on Disabled List

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Darvish Says He's `Not Worthy' of Being All-Star

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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 15: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers reacts to closing out the eighth inning against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on June 15, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

Yu Darvish says he's probably "not worthy" of being an All-Star in his first season in the major leagues, despite his 10-4 record with the Texas Rangers. 

 The Japanese standout said Friday, two days before the All-Star teams will be announced, that he personally doesn't feel like he's an All-Star. And he says any talk of him starting for the American League squad is "totally out of context."

Darvish was a five-time All-Star and two-time Pacific League MVP over the past seven seasons in Japan. The Rangers paid more than $107 million to sign the 25-year-old right-hander last winter. 

The Texas Rangers have placed right-hander Mark Lowe on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained muscle in his right side.

To take Lowe's place, the Rangers have recalled right-hander Yoshinori Tateyama from Triple-A Round Rock. Lowe's move is retroactive to June 26.

Lowe has a 2.30 ERA in 31 1-3 innings and 26 appearances out of the Texas bullpen this season.  Tateyama was 1-0 with an 11.88 ERA in seven games with the Rangers before he was sent to Round Rock on June 16.

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