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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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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

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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

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

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.
Source: MLBlogs
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 05:07:00 PM

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