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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday without issue.
"I thought Yu threw very well," Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "The ball was coming out of his hand clean and his command was good. There are no issues with his elbow." Mild inflammation in his right elbow forced Darvish to miss the last seven weeks of the 2014 season, but it seems the rest and offseason program were effective. If healthy, Darvish is an ace both on the field and in fantasy realms. Feb 21 - 6:55 PM

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Yu Darvish (elbow) long-tossed Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

Darvish is on a normal offseason throwing program and should be 100 percent for the start of spring training in February. The right-hander's 2014 season ended prematurely due to elbow inflammation, but he didn't need surgery and all signs point to him again being a fantasy ace in 2015. Darvish, 28, owns a 3.27 ERA and 11.2 K/9 in 545 1/3 career major league innings.
Jan 21 - 4:33 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) began his offseason throwing program on Monday.

Darvish made 25 throws at 50 feet and will continue that program three days per week. The right-hander's season ended early due to elbow inflammation, but he was given clearance to resume throwing late last month after an MRI came back clean.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:23:00 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) has been cleared for throwing.

Darvish underwent a checkup MRI on his right elbow Tuesday in Arlington, Texas and it showed no remaining inflammation. He'll spend the next several weeks working out in the Dallas area and should be 100 percent for the beginning of the 2015 season. Darvish was limited to 144 1/3 innings in 2014 after throwing 209 2/3 innings in 2013.
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Tue, Nov 25, 2014 05:07:00 PM

A scheduled MRI on Yu Darvish's right elbow has been pushed back to next week.

It appears to merely just be a scheduling conflict, as the Rangers still expect the MRI to come back clean. Darvish's season ended early due to elbow inflammation, but he's expected to be cleared to offseason work next week assuming the MRI reveals no issues.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:21:00 AM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will travel to Arlington on November 20 for a follow-up MRI.

Darvish will also meet with the medical/training staffs and new manager Jeff Banister. The visit has been planned for quite some time, so this doesn't mean that his elbow has worsened. However, the Rangers just want to check in on his progress after he was shut down early with inflammation. He's currently going through his normal offseason workouts.
Mon, Nov 10, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Rangers activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 60-day disabled list.

Darvish was shut down in August with inflammation in his right elbow. He's scheduled for a follow-up MRI in November and will resume his normal offseason pitching program if all goes well.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 05:23:00 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will return to the United States in November to undergo a follow-up MRI on his right elbow.

If all goes well with that exam, Darvish is expected to resume his normal offseason throwing program. The All-Star right-hander was shut down for the season in mid-August due to inflammation in his pitching elbow.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 07:15:00 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will resume a throwing program in early November.

That's assuming an MRI comes back clean. Darvish has been shut down since mid-August with inflammation in his pitching elbow. He'll return to his native Japan after the end of the season before coming back to throw for the Rangers a little over a month from now.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 11:28:00 AM

Rangers transferred RHP Yu Darvish from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Guilder Rodriguez. Darvish had already been ruled out for the season due to right elbow inflammation.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 12:24:00 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) has been shut down for the year.

Darvish has been on the shelf since August 13 with right elbow inflammation and the 53-88 Rangers have no reason to try to rush him back. The star pitcher was 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA and 182 strikeouts in 144 1/3 innings. He should be a fantasy ace again in 2015.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Yu Darvish will have his right elbow examined by team medical doctor Keith Meister on Thursday.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Darvish has seen significant improvement in the elbow since being diagnosed with inflammation, but he added, "But time-wise, we are in the same place. The calendar is working against us. We’re going to make a common-sense decision. We are leaning towards not taking any chances." Very little could come out of Thursday's examination that would change the fact that Darvish is unlikely to pitch again this season.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 06:33:00 PM

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels indicated in a radio interview with KRLD-FM/105.3 "The Fan" on Monday that Yu Darvish (elbow) is unlikely to pitch again this season.

The Rangers initially expressed optimism that Darvish would be able to return from the DL when he's first eligible, but they have backed off any such timeline in recent days. While he's only dealing with mild inflammation in the elbow, the Rangers are out of contention and there's no reason to rush him back with just a month to go in the season. "With everything else we’ve dealt with and how important he is, we’ve said once he’s completely asymptomatic and the doctor clears him, we’d get another scan and then if everything is clear, we’d get him back pitching," said Daniels. "By the calendar and how close to the end of the season we are, I don’t know that it will allow him to pitch again."
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) has not resumed throwing.

The Rangers had been hoping that Darvish would be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible on August 25, but that's obviously not going to happen. The ace right-hander is not accompanying the team on its upcoming 10-game road trip that begins Monday in Seattle. There is no timetable for Yu's return, and it seems quite possible that this elbow scare might end his season.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 06:13:00 PM

Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he's "backing off" his initial expectation of Yu Darvish (elbow) returning on August 25 when first eligible.

"I’m not really thinking about the 25th," Washington said. "I just don’t know what’s going to be. I don’t know what’s going to happen there." Washington didn't indicate that Darvish's elbow injury might be more severe than initially thought, so it sounds like the Rangers are just being cautious here. Given that they've long been out of the playoff hunt, it wouldn't make any sense to rush the prized right-hander.
Tue, Aug 19, 2014 07:56:00 PM

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LF1Nate Schierholtz
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CF1Leonys Martin
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S1Yu Darvish
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4Colby Lewis
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8Matt Harrison
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