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Michael Young: Yu's "A Pretty Funny Dude"

We get the feeling that Yu Darvish and his Rangers' teammates are getting along quite well in Surprise

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    NEWSLETTERS

    We’re learning more and more about Rangers’ pitcher Yu Darvish as Spring Training goes along, and from Michael Young, we get the fact that Darvish--despite having a tenuous grasp on the language as of now--is a bit of a jokester.

    Young spoke with “Galloway and Company” on ESPN Radio 103.3 here in Dallas on Monday, and was asked about the much-discussed media circus that follows the 25-year-old about Surprise. In Young’s response, we got a glimpse into a clubhouse that is getting to know its newest star, as its newest star gets to know the clubhouse.

    “It’s actually been normal. There has been a lot more media, but they are all very respectful and polite,” Young said, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think they respect our space and our time. Yu is obviously a huge deal over there. Not one thing really stands out as being unusual or funny. Apart from him, he’s a pretty funny dude. We were kind of messing with him the other day in the training room. He had a couple of pretty solid one-liners that he was using through an interpreter."