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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
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Yu Darvish (triceps) threw a 51-pitch simulated game on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Darvish used his entire arsenal during the three-inning sim game and showed good velocity, per a couple of Cubs beat writers. The next step for the 31-year-old right-hander could be a minor league rehab appearance, and then he should be cleared to return to the Cubs' starting rotation. Darvish has been on the disabled list since May 23 due to tendinitis in his right triceps. Jun 20 - 12:23 PM

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Yu Darvish (triceps) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Wednesday.

Darvish was originally scheduled to throw on Tuesday, but it was pushed back because of the doubleheader. Either way, he's making progress. Pending how he feels coming out of the simulated game, it's possible the next step could be a minor league rehab assignment.
Jun 19 - 11:07 AM

Yu Darvish (triceps) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Tuesday in Chicago.

Darvish played catch on Sunday without any issues, after throwing a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday. He appears to be making tangible progress toward a return to the Cubs' rotation. If all goes well Tuesday, he could then be cleared for a minor league rehab start.
Jun 17 - 6:23 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Friday afternoon in St. Louis.

Another step in the right direction for Darvish, who could return to the Cubs' rotation before the end of June if everything continues to go smoothly. He has been on the disabled list since May 23 due to tendinitis in his right triceps. Darvish will probably do a simulated game next, and then he might make one minor league rehab start.
Jun 15 - 5:50 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps) threw around 31 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon and team president Theo Epstein both observed the workout. It was Darvish's first time throwing off a mound since he went on the disabled list May 23 with tendinitis in his right triceps. He's still a couple weeks away from returning to the Cubs' starting rotation.
Jun 12 - 4:40 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps) played catch Monday and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

It will be his first time throwing off a mound since he landed on the disabled list nearly three weeks ago with right triceps tendinitis. Darvish would figure to need another bullpen session or two after that before facing hitters and eventually going on a rehab assignment. He is likely still at least a couple weeks away even if all goes well.
Jun 11 - 6:46 PM

When asked Sunday whether Yu Darvish (triceps) will return prior to the All-Star break, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said "I don't know."

"He's feeling better," Maddon added. "He's going to throw again tomorrow and we're just going to keep building off of it." Darvish has been limited to flat-ground throwing to this point as he works his way back from tendinitis in his right triceps. We'll obviously have a better idea as to a possible timetable for return once he resumes throwing off a mound.
Jun 10 - 1:00 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps) played catch in the outfield prior to Wednesday's game against the Phillies.

This makes back-to-back days that Darvish has played catch in the outfield. While there is still no timetable for the right-hander's return, the fact that he's able to throw the ball on consecutive days is certainly a positive sign. Assuming there's no soreness tomorrow, there's a chance Darvish could get a scheduled bullpen session soon, although that's far from a guarantee.
Jun 6 - 5:05 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps) played catch on Tuesday.

It was his first time throwing since he landed on the disabled list May 26, retroactive to May 23, with tendinitis in his right triceps. An MRI taken last week showed no structural damage in Darvish's upper right arm, but there is currently no timetable for his return to the Cubs' rotation. "I don't know what the timeline is," manager Joe Maddon said of Darvish's rehab. "There's no finish line. I'm hoping it's not too long, but I think during the course of this week we'll have a better idea of what the finish line will be."
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Jun 5 - 8:40 PM

An MRI taken Tuesday on Yu Darvish's right triceps showed no structural damage.

Darvish has been diagnosed with triceps inflammation, which is relatively great news. He is expected to resume throwing by early next week and could return to the Cubs' bullpen around the middle of June if his rehab goes smoothly. The 31-year-old right-hander stands 1-3 with a 4.95 ERA, 1.43 WHIP, and 49/21 K/BB ratio through his first 40 innings (eight starts) with Chicago. Mike Montgomery will continue to man his rotation spot.
May 30 - 12:17 PM

Yu Darvish (triceps) will undergo his MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of his injury.

Darvish was placed on the disabled list on Saturday with triceps tendinitis. The Cubs are calling the move precautionary, but we'll know much more after Tuesday's exam. Until then, there is no clear timetable for his return.
May 27 - 5:03 PM

Cubs placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 23, with right triceps tendinitis.

Darvish owns a disappointing 4.95 ERA in eight starts, so perhaps this injury has contributed to some of his struggles. He'll undergo an MRI to determine how serious the ailment is, but manager Joe Maddon said the team is "not overly concerned" about the injury and referred to the DL move as "precautionary." Tyler Chatwood will move up a day to start Sunday in Darvish's place.
May 26 - 6:47 PM

The Cubs are set to place Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with right triceps tightness.

Darvish has struggled most of the year, putting up a 4.95 ERA in eight starts. It's unclear when the triceps injury popped up and whether it's had any impact on his recent performances. Tyler Chatwood will make Darvish's scheduled Sunday start instead.
May 26 - 6:35 PM

Yu Darvish allowed just one run on two hits while striking out seven in a 6-1 win over the Reds on Sunday.

Darvish struggled out of the gate with his command, and it didn’t look like it would be a long outing for the right-hander after he allowed a run in a laboring first. He didn’t give up a run for the rest of the game, and he kept the Cincinnati lineup off balance all afternoon. The strong start lowers Darvish’s ERA to 4.95, and the seven strikeouts give him 49 in 40 innings. He’ll be back on the bump on Sunday against the Giants.
May 20 - 4:15 PM

Yu Darvish was lifted after allowing one run in four innings Tuesday against the Braves in his return from the disabled list.

Darvish, who was returning from a virus, reportedly was dealing with some leg cramps in the outing, though he wanted to keep pitching. At least he was effective before exiting, striking out five and walking two. The run scored on a homer from Ender Inciarte.
May 15 - 10:46 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Chris Gimenez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Mike Montgomery
7Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Randy Rosario
8Eddie Butler
9Anthony Bass
10Luke Farrell
11Rob Zastryzny
12Justin Hancock