ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish says he would likely opt for sightseeing over pitching if he's selected to the AL All-Star team for the third consecutive season.
Darvish is scheduled to make three more starts before the break, including one that would come two days before the July 15 All-Star game in Minnesota.
The Japanese pitcher answered ''No'' in English on Thursday when asked if he'd be willing to pitch in the All-Star game if he stays on that schedule. He also shook his head several times, then said through his translator that he'd go sightseeing instead.
All-Star pitchers who start on the Sunday before the showcase game can be replaced on the roster by a fresh arm.
Darvish is 7-4 with a 2.62 ERA in 14 starts this season. He has 118 strikeouts in 96 1-3 innings.
The right-hander didn't pitch in the 2012 All-Star game and was replaced on the AL roster last year because of injury.

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