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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) 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

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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

The Rangers are hopeful Yu Darvish (elbow) will miss only two starts.

Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said he doesn't believe the elbow ligament is involved, but an MRI on Thursday will shed more light on the injury. With little left to play for, the Rangers will surely be careful with their ace.
Aug 13 - 8:01 PM

Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Darvish got rocked in his last turn, and Darvish said he felt tightness in the elbow while playing catch on Monday. The right-hander will undergo more testing on his elbow in the coming days, at which point more should be known about his outlook and timetable. Robbie Ross will take his spot in the rotation.
Aug 13 - 7:32 PM

Yu Darvish surrendered six runs -- five earned -- over four innings Saturday in a loss to the Astros.

It was a surprising result, to say the least. Darvish was tagged for nine hits and surrendered four walks to an Astros lineup that was without Jose Altuve, George Springer, and Dexter Fowler. He'll look to get back on track next week at home versus the Rays.
Aug 9 - 10:54 PM

Yu Darvish held the Indians to one run over seven innings but didn't factor in the decision Sunday.

An RBI double by David Murphy in the second inning was all the Indians could muster against Darvish, but a blown save deprived him of his 11th win. The right-hander gave up just four hits and walked two while striking out eight over his seven innings. Darvish owns a 2.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 175/45 K/BB ratio over 140 1/3 innings this year. He'll look for his 11th win against the Astros in Houston on Saturday.
Aug 3 - 5:34 PM

Yu Darvish pitched seven innings of two-run ball to beat the Yankees on Monday.

Darvish had some trouble with Brett Gardner, who homered twice, and Derek Jeter, who came through with three hits, but he was able to shut down the rest of the lineup, striking out eight in the process. He's 10-6 with a 2.90 ERA this year and 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in five career starts versus the Yankees.
Jul 28 - 11:30 PM

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