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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher

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

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Rangers activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 60-day disabled list.
Darvish has already been throwing since August as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. He's expected to miss the beginning of the 2016 season, but should be ready to rejoin the Rangers rotation at some point in May. He'll make for an interesting gamble in next spring's fantasy drafts. Nov 6 - 11:04 PM

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Yu Darvish (elbow) threw 25 times at 60 feet on Monday.

He'll do the same on Wednesday and Friday. Darvish hasn't experienced any issues yet in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and should be ready to rejoin the Rangers' starting rotation in early 2016.
Aug 25 - 4:58 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) has begun a throwing program.

Darvish made 25 throws at 45 feet on Monday and will continue to throw on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the next few weeks. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander could miss the beginning of next season.
Aug 17 - 6:13 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) could be cleared to being a throwing program during a checkup this week.

Darvish is five months removed from Tommy John surgery. Obviously it's a huge step, but he still has a long road ahead. The right-hander is likely to be sidelined into the beginning of next season.
Aug 11 - 6:19 PM

Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow injury.

Darvish, of course, had Tommy John surgery last month. He'll miss all of 2015 and likely the beginning of 2016, too.
Apr 5 - 3:43 PM

Yu Darvish underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday.

The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida. Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season and will likely get a late start next year, as well. His absence will be tough for the Rangers to overcome.
Mar 17 - 3:56 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in Pensacola, Florida.

Dr. James Andrews will perform the procedure. Darvish understandably wanted to get a few opinions before officially deciding to have the operation, but this news was inevitable. The right-hander will miss all of the 2015 season and almost surely the beginning of 2016, as well. It's obviously a massive blow to a Rangers squad looking to bounce back from a disappointing 2014 campaign.
Mar 13 - 12:37 PM

Dr. David Altcheck recommended that Yu Darvish (elbow) undergo Tommy John surgery.

Crushing news for the Rangers. He's still going to get a third opinion from Dr. James Andrews, but all signs point to Darvish having the reconstructive elbow surgery. Rangers general manager Jon Daniels confirmed that the pitcher is "likely heading down the road." Darvish has been one of the best starters in baseball since arriving in the United States and Daniels summed this news up best Tuesday when he told the media, "No sugarcoating it, it stinks." Assuming he undergoes the surgery, Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season and could even get a late start next year.
Mar 11 - 1:01 PM

The Rangers have made no final decision on Yu Darvish (elbow).

It was expected that the team would announce a plan for Darvish on Wednesday, but it appears that they are still discussing their options. On Tuesday, Darvish sought a third opinion on his elbow from Dr. David Altcheck. Right now, it appears likely that Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery, but there are a lot of medical issues to take into account and the team and pitcher will not jump to a decision lightly.
Mar 11 - 10:57 AM

The Rangers haven't ruled out the possibility of Yu Darvish (elbow) seeking a third opinion.

That's if the findings of Dr. David Altcheck on Tuesday conflict with team orthopedist Keith Meister, who diagnosed Darvish with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. The Rangers had been expected to announce the plan for Darvish on Wednesday, and they still could if Altcheck's diagnosis is the same. It would be a major upset if Darvish avoids Tommy John surgery.
Mar 10 - 6:45 PM

Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said the club will make an announcement Wednesday regarding their plan for Yu Darvish (elbow).

Darvish has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow and will visit Dr. David Altcheck on Tuesday for a second opinion. The Rangers and Darvish will then settle on a course of action on Tuesday night. He's likely facing season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Mar 9 - 5:16 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will get a second opinion from Dr. David Altchek on Tuesday in New York.

Darvish has been diagnosed with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament and is likely facing Tommy John surgery, but he wants to exhaust all other possible options first. "I will be disappointed if I have to miss the season, but I want to look at all my options, including getting a second opinion, before I make a final decision," Darvish said in a statement. The righty would obviously miss all of 2015 if he goes under the knife and would likely start 2016 on the disabled list as well.
Mar 8 - 10:17 AM

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Yu Darvish has been diagnosed with a sprained UCL and could be headed for Tommy John surgery.

He'll have further consultation before a final determination is reached, but it's obviously a devastating blow for the Rangers and fantasy owners alike. If that's the course of action, the 28-year-old would miss the entire 2015 season and the start of his 2016 campaign could be in jeopardy as well.
Mar 7 - 11:22 AM

Yu Darvish (triceps) will undergo an MRI on Friday.

Darvish had to exit Thursday's Cactus League appearance due to right triceps tightness. He reported improvement Friday and the Rangers don't seem to be worried, but it's protocol for them to order an MRI just in case. Even if the MRI comes back clean, he would figure to rest a bit as a precaution. The results will be in on Saturday.
Mar 6 - 10:45 AM

Yu Darvish was pulled from his Cactus League debut after one inning Thursday due to right triceps tightness.

Darvish had a flawless first inning, ending the frame with a nasty strikeout of Kendrys Morales, but the Rangers didn't let him go back out there for the bottom of the second. Texas is calling the departure a precautionary measure, but Darvish is going to reevaluated by team doctors on Friday. He missed the last seven weeks of the 2014 season because of right elbow inflammation.
Mar 5 - 3:34 PM