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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Dec 8 - 9:23 PM

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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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Nov 25 - 5:07 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.
Nov 21 - 11:21 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.
Nov 10 - 5:25 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.
Nov 3 - 5:23 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.
Oct 17 - 7:15 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.
Sep 24 - 11:28 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.
Sep 7 - 12:24 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.
Sep 6 - 5:26 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.
Sep 3 - 6:33 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."
Aug 25 - 4:41 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.
Aug 23 - 6:13 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.
Aug 19 - 7:56 PM

Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday that he expects Yu Darvish (elbow) to return to the Rangers rotation on August 25.

The Rangers have remained hopeful that the elbow issue was minor and that he'd need only a minimum stint on the disabled list. Thursday MRI results fueled that optimism when indicating only mild inflammation in his prized right elbow. Fantasy owners should expect to have their ace right-hander back in the fold before the end of the month.
Aug 15 - 6:47 PM

An MRI on Yu Darvish's right elbow showed only mild inflammation.

The Rangers suspected that Darvish didn't have any structural damage, but it's obviously huge news to officially know that that's the case. The club isn't setting a timetable for the right-hander's return, but he shouldn't be out too long provided he's able to avoid setbacks.
Aug 14 - 7:45 PM

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4Jorge Alfaro
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SS1Elvis Andrus
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LF1Jake Smolinski
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CF1Leonys Martin
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3Antoan Richardson
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
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S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Ross Detwiler
6Nick Martinez
7Nick Tepesch
8Martin Perez
9Luke Jackson
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R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Tanner Scheppers
4Robbie Ross
5Scott Baker
6Kyuji Fujikawa
7Phil Klein
8Alexander Claudio
9Jon Edwards
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11Spencer Patton
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