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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Yu Darvish allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings and took the loss on Wednesday against the Yankees in a rain-shortened affair.

Darvish made a couple of mistakes in the third inning, walking in Francisco Cervelli to tie the game at 1-1, then allowing a solo home run to Brett Gardner to make it a 2-1 game. Overall, Darvish allowed four hits, walked none, and struck out five. Darvish now owns a 2.92 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 159/42 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Yankees again in his next start, this time at home on Monday.
Jul 23 - 10:45 PM

Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters while allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.

The only run scored on a solo blast from Colby Rasmus in his final inning of work. Darvish gave up five hits and three walks in the victory. He now has six double-digit strikeout games this season and has fanned 154 batters over 122 frames this season. He'll bring a 2.88 ERA into a matchup against the Yankees next week in New York.
Jul 18 - 10:19 PM

Yu Darvish turned in a rocky start against the Astros on Wednesday, giving up six runs and 10 hits in six innings.

This makes four times in five starts and five times in seven that Darvish has given up at least four runs. He's still striking out plenty of batters, and while the walks have been up, that wasn't a factor tonight. Instead, he was just hit harder than practically any other time in his career. It's the second time in 78 major league starts that he's given up 10 hits and the second time he's given up at least five extra-base hits (he allowed six).
Jul 9 - 11:37 PM

Yu Darvish (head) is expected to be fine to make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Astros.

Darvish had a ball glance off his head during batting practice Tuesday. "Everything appears to be OK," Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake said Tuesday. "Re-examined tomorrow. Should start Wednesday." Darvish also offered relief to Rangers fans, tweeting out, "I'm fine."
Jul 8 - 8:20 PM

Yu Darvish yielded four runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Mets.

It looked like a positive development for Darvish owners when his start was pushed back from Thursday to Friday due to the weather, but things didn't exactly work out that way. He gave up a three-spot in the first inning to put himself in an early hole. He struck out six batters and walked a pair before exiting. Darvish has allowed four runs in four out of his last six starts, but also has a pair of gems mixed in there. That's why he remains a must-start each time he takes the mound. He'll bring a 2.63 ERA into a start against the Astros next week.
Jul 5 - 12:50 AM

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