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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
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Rangers manager Jeff Bannister said Tuesday that Yu Darvish (shoulder, neck) isn't expected to rejoin the team's rotation before the All-Star break.
Darvish just returned to throwing off of a mound on Sunday and is on tap for a simulated game on Wednesday. From there, he'd likely need a few minor league rehab starts before returning to the big league club. If all goes well, he could rejoin the rotation coming out of the All-Star break. Jun 28 - 6:42 PM

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Yu Darvish (shoulder, neck) will throw a simulated game on Wednesday.

Darvish threw all of his pitches during a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. It was Darvish's first time on the mound since injuring his neck earlier this month. He'll throw about three innings on Wednesday. The right-hander landed on the disabled list in just his third game back from Tommy John surgery.
Source: rangers.com
Jun 27 - 10:41 AM

Yu Darvish (shoulder, neck) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

This will be his first mound session since being placed on the disabled list with neck and shoulder discomfort earlier this month. If his bullpen session goes well, the next step would be either a simulated game or a rehab assignment. Darvish is 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA in three starts this season. He missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Jun 25 - 7:54 PM

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said that Yu Darvish (shoulder, neck) could throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

Darvish remains a ways away from a return to the big league team. Brocail said that he won't be taking part in a rehab or simulated game for at least another week. A mid-June MRI did not reveal any structural damage, but expect the Rangers to continue to take it slow with their ace right-hander, especially given that he is just coming off of a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Jun 22 - 8:34 PM

Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 9, with continued discomfort in his neck and right shoulder.

Darvish exited his most recent start last Wednesday due to right shoulder tightness and was then scratched from his scheduled start on Monday after feeling continued soreness. The good news is that an MRI showed nothing significant, but the Rangers don't want to take any chances. Alex Claudio will take his place on the active roster.
Jun 13 - 8:32 PM

Yu Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Monday against the Athletics because of neck and shoulder tightness.

He's headed back to Dallas where he'll undergo an MRI. It was obvious something was wrong when Darvish had his bullpen session cut short on Saturday. The Rangers haven't announced who will start in his place. Darvish, who underwent Tommy John surgery in 2015, has made just three starts since coming off the disabled list. He could be headed back there depending on his test results.
Jun 11 - 11:24 PM

Yu Darvish (shoulder) played catch Thursday without issue.

Darvish was pulled after five innings Wednesday against the Astros after experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder, but he checked out fine after the game during an examination by Dr. Keith Meister and he felt healthy enough to do his usual day-after throwing. The ace right-hander expects to make his next scheduled start Monday at Oakland. He boasts a 2.87 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings (three starts) since returning from Tommy John elbow surgery.
Jun 9 - 1:36 PM

Yu Darvish (shoulder) said he expects to take his next turn in the Rangers' rotation.

That would be Monday at Oakland. Darvish exited his start Wednesday versus Houston after five innings with some mild tightness in his right shoulder, but he was quickly examined by the Rangers' team doctor, who found no issues. Darvish will be reevaluated Thursday and monitored closely in his between-starts bullpen session this weekend. The right-hander has a sharp 2.87 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 19 strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings (three starts) since returning from Tommy John elbow surgery.
Jun 9 - 12:09 AM

Yu Darvish was lifted from Wednesday's game against the Astros after five innings due to right shoulder tightness.

Darvish was removed from the game as a precaution. Prior to exiting, he had allowed just one run on three hits while striking out seven, though he also walked four. He threw 76 pitches over his five frames of work. ESPN's Jean-Jacques Taylor is reporting that Dr. Keith Meister examined Darvish's right shoulder and did not find any issues. Any discomfort in that right arm is worth an immediate alarm bell, as Darvish is just coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Jun 8 - 10:04 PM

Yu Darvish yielded three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Friday’s win over the Mariners.

Darvish wasn’t quite as sharp as his season debut, but he struck out five batters and walked just one while continuing to show upper-90s velocity. He got stretched out to 88 pitches in this win and now sits at 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA and 12/2 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings in two starts since coming back from Tommy John surgery. He lines up for a start against the Astros next week.
Jun 3 - 11:51 PM

Yu Darvish will be on a pitch limit of 95 for Friday's start against the Mariners.

This will be Darvish's second start of the season. He is shaking off the rust from his long Tommy John-enforced layoff and the Rangers understandably don't want to rush him. He was on a pitch count of 85-90 in his first start of the season -- a win over the Pirates in which he allowed one run over five innings. Darvish threw 81 pitches in that one. The 29-year-old right-hander has no issue with the early limits, saying, "It’s better to have a pitch count than they push you and you overpitch."
Jun 1 - 6:54 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) struck out seven over five innings of one-run ball in the Rangers' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Saturday.

Making his season debut, the right-hander looked like he hadn't missed a beat, giving up just three hits and a walk while throwing 81 pitches in the start. The start was his first since August 9, 2014, after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Initial results were promising, but few Tommy John patients come back without any bumps along the way, and there will surely be some for the 29-year-old as well. His comeback will continue Friday against the Mariners.
May 28 - 11:38 PM

Rangers activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll make his long anticipated season debut on Saturday against the Pirates. Darvish, who looked electric on his minor league rehab assignment, will be limited to 85-90 pitches in his first outing.
May 28 - 3:38 PM

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail told reporters that Yu Darvish (elbow) will likely be limited to 85-90 pitches in his 2016 debut Saturday versus the Pirates.

"That would be a good pitch count," Brocail said. "It all depends on how he looks during the game and how many pitches he has. We're not going to have him go out there and throw 150 pitches. Hopefully he gets out there and uses his fastball to get early outs and uses his pitches wisely and keeps us in the game." Darvish threw 87 pitches over six scoreless innings in his final rehab start Sunday with Double-A Frisco. He had a 0.90 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 21/6 K/BB ratio in 20 total rehab innings. The ace right-hander is returning from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
May 24 - 8:01 PM

Yu Darvish was brilliant in his final minor league rehab start on Sunday, firing six scoreless innings for Double-A Frisco.

The right-hander scattered three hits and a walk while punching out six in the impressive outing. He's slated to make his regular season debut against the Pirates on Saturday.
May 22 - 7:30 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Bryan Holaday
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
LF1Nomar Mazara
2Josh Hamilton
CF1Ian Desmond
2Drew Stubbs
RF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Ryan Rua
DH1Prince Fielder
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Yu Darvish
3Derek Holland
4Martin Perez
5Colby Lewis
6A.J. Griffin
7Nick Martinez
8Chi Chi Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sam Dyson
2Shawn Tolleson
3Keone Kela
4Jake Diekman
5Matt Bush
6Tony Barnette
7Tanner Scheppers
8Cesar Ramos