Rangers GM Jon Daniels is scouting Japanese star Yu Darvish, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. However, the 24-year-old right-hander won't be eligible for free agency until after the 2014 season. If he does in fact come over, it will be via the posting system.
While it has been reported that Darvish wants to play in MLB in 2012, the hurler is not on the record as saying so. Heading into this season, the 6'5" starter had a 2.06 ERA with 8.6 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9 in 1128 1/3 career innings.
Thanks to Patrick Newman of NPBTracker for contributing information.