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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail told reporters that Yu Darvish (elbow) will likely be limited to 85-90 pitches in his 2016 debut Saturday versus the Pirates.
"That would be a good pitch count," Brocail said. "It all depends on how he looks during the game and how many pitches he has. We're not going to have him go out there and throw 150 pitches. Hopefully he gets out there and uses his fastball to get early outs and uses his pitches wisely and keeps us in the game." Darvish threw 87 pitches over six scoreless innings in his final rehab start Sunday with Double-A Frisco. He had a 0.90 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 21/6 K/BB ratio in 20 total rehab innings. The ace right-hander is returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. May 24 - 8:01 PM

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Yu Darvish was brilliant in his final minor league rehab start on Sunday, firing six scoreless innings for Double-A Frisco.

The right-hander scattered three hits and a walk while punching out six in the impressive outing. He's slated to make his regular season debut against the Pirates on Saturday.
May 22 - 7:30 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) is expected to make his season debut Saturday against the Pirates.

He'll be good to go as long as he makes it through his rehab start Sunday for Double-A Frisco. Darvish has looked terrific during his rehab assignment, earning a stellar 1.29 ERA over four starts. The 29-year-old is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Obviously Darvish needs to be owned and started in all fantasy formats.
May 21 - 9:46 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will make another rehab start with Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

If it goes smoothly, he could then be cleared to rejoin the Rangers' starting rotation. Darvish has posted a promising 1.29 ERA, 0.786 WHIP, and 15/5 K/BB ratio over 14 rehab innings (four starts) between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Round Rock. The ace right-hander will be safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues coming off Tommy John surgery.
May 18 - 2:51 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) allowed just an unearned run over five innings Tuesday in his latest minor league rehab start with Double-A Frisco.

He's getting close. Darvish, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, allowed just three hits and one walk while striking out six batters. He threw 47 out of 68 pitches for strikes. Darvish now owns a 1.93 ERA and a 15/5 K/BB ratio in 14 innings over four rehab starts. The expectation is that he'll make one more before joining the Rangers.
May 17 - 2:26 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will make his next rehab start Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.

He'll go three innings, or around 45 pitches. Darvish was excellent in his rehab debut this weekend with Double-A Frisco, striking out two batters over two hitless innings. He's on track to join the Rangers' starting rotation around the end of May. The ace right-hander is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
May 2 - 3:40 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) looked electric in his first minor league rehab start, striking out a pair over two hitless innings at Double-A Frisco.

Darvish walked one in the outing, throwing a total of 32 pitches. He had good life on his fastball, hitting as high as 97 mph on the radar gun, and also was able to command his sharp breaking ball. He's on track for a return to the Rangers rotation at some point in May.
May 1 - 5:52 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment by throwing two innings or 30 pitches at Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

Two innings or 30 pitches, whichever mark happens to pass first for Darvish. He has been throwing live batting practice sessions and bullpens as he works his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The ace could potentially return to the Rangers' rotation by the end of May.
Apr 27 - 4:44 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw another live batting practice session on Tuesday.

The Rangers hadn't ruled out Darvish beginning his rehab assignment that day, but they'll have him work in more of a controlled setting again first. He should begin a rehab assignment later next week and is on track to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late May.
Apr 22 - 4:27 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on April 26.

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail raved about how Darvish looked in a 50-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. The right-hander will throw one more bullpen session on Thursday and should be cleared to start a rehab assignment after that if all goes well. Darvish is tracking toward a late-May return to the Rangers' rotation.
Apr 17 - 11:23 AM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a successful round of live batting practice Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

Darvish pitched two innings, throwing 15 pitches per inning, and reported feeling fine. He'll do two more workouts of the same variety before embarking on what will likely be a six-start minor league rehab assignment. The ace right-hander is pointed toward a late-May return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Apr 13 - 1:52 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw live batting practice Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

He'll treat it like a simulated game, with a warmup followed by two 15-pitch innings. Darvish is progressing steadily from Tommy John surgery and should be nearing a six-start minor league rehab assignment. There's some talk of a May 23 debut against the Angels, but nothing can be confirmed until we get a little closer.
Apr 12 - 8:33 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw 50 pitches on Saturday and is expected to pitch a live batting practice on Wednesday.

He threw two sets of 25 pitches. Darvish is continuing to make steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The plan is for Darvish to complete three live batting practice sessions before beginning a six-start rehab assignment. Rangers beat writer Jeff Wilson suggests Darvish could return for the Rangers' series against the Angels on May 23.
Apr 9 - 6:22 PM

Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a right elbow injury.

Darvish is obviously still working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's been throwing off a mound for a few weeks and is hoping to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late May or early June.
Apr 3 - 12:11 PM

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said Friday that the club does not plan to limit the innings of Yu Darvish this season.

Darvish, who is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery, isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers rotation until late-May. It's expected that he'll make around 20 starts for the Rangers, putting his innings total somewhere between 130 and 150 for the year. It's difficult to trust most pitchers in their first season back from Tommy John, but with an elite talent like Darvish he may be worth the gamble in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts due to the extreme strikeout potential.
Mar 18 - 7:28 PM

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