Sources: Darvish cleared in brother's alleged gambling

ARLINGTON -- The Rangers have been told that pitcher Yu Darvish has been cleared of any involvement in his brother's alleged gambling activities, sources said Saturday. The Rangers did not comment, and Darvish has not spoken to the media this offseason.

Darvish is currently in the midst of a throwing program as he recovers from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.

According to the Japan Times, Major League Baseball was investigating any link between Darvish and his brother's arrest in October. The newspaper said Sho Darvish's arrest was announced by Osaka police on Oct. 27 after an investigation of over a year. He was charged by the Osaka District Public Prosecutor's Office in mid-November with gambling and running a betting ring.

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