Ventura signs extension: As their win total plummeted last season, one thing remained steady for the Chicago White Sox -- their faith in Robin Ventura.
The White Sox rewarded their manager with a multi-year contract extension, announcing the move hours before their annual fan convention opened.
Opening day started: Yu Darvish will be the opening day starter for the Texas Rangers.
When asked by a fan Saturday at the team's Fan Fest who would start the March 31 opener against Philadelphia, manager Ron Washington said he thinks "it's obvious. It's Darvish."
Darvish was 13-9 with a 2.93 ERA in 32 starts last season. He led the majors with 277 strikeouts and was second in the AL Cy Young Award voting.