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No Yang for Yu

Reports indicate that pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang will not be joining Yu Darvish and Derek Holland in the Rangers' rotation

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Pitcher Hyeon-jong Yang will apparently not be joining the Rangers' rotation.  While it is believed that the Rangers made the high bid for the rights to negotiate with Yang, a lefthander in the KBO, reports from Korea indicate that Yang's team, the Kia Tigers, have determined the bid is not high enough for them to accept, and will retain Yang's rights instead.

While there isn't a firm number on the amount of the high bid, it is believed to be around $1.5 million.

This is disappointing news for those of us who wanted to make Yang and Yu jokes, puns and references in our blog posts for the next few years.  Alas, it was not to be...