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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
Contract: view contract details

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Yu Darvish (elbow) will make his next rehab start Friday with Triple-A Round Rock.
He'll go three innings, or around 45 pitches. Darvish was excellent in his rehab debut this weekend with Double-A Frisco, striking out two batters over two hitless innings. He's on track to join the Rangers' starting rotation around the end of May. The ace right-hander is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. May 2 - 3:40 PM

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Yu Darvish (elbow) looked electric in his first minor league rehab start, striking out a pair over two hitless innings at Double-A Frisco.

Darvish walked one in the outing, throwing a total of 32 pitches. He had good life on his fastball, hitting as high as 97 mph on the radar gun, and also was able to command his sharp breaking ball. He's on track for a return to the Rangers rotation at some point in May.
May 1 - 5:52 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment by throwing two innings or 30 pitches at Double-A Frisco on Sunday.

Two innings or 30 pitches, whichever mark happens to pass first for Darvish. He has been throwing live batting practice sessions and bullpens as he works his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The ace could potentially return to the Rangers' rotation by the end of May.
Apr 27 - 4:44 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw another live batting practice session on Tuesday.

The Rangers hadn't ruled out Darvish beginning his rehab assignment that day, but they'll have him work in more of a controlled setting again first. He should begin a rehab assignment later next week and is on track to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late May.
Apr 22 - 4:27 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) could begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on April 26.

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail raved about how Darvish looked in a 50-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. The right-hander will throw one more bullpen session on Thursday and should be cleared to start a rehab assignment after that if all goes well. Darvish is tracking toward a late-May return to the Rangers' rotation.
Apr 17 - 11:23 AM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a successful round of live batting practice Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

Darvish pitched two innings, throwing 15 pitches per inning, and reported feeling fine. He'll do two more workouts of the same variety before embarking on what will likely be a six-start minor league rehab assignment. The ace right-hander is pointed toward a late-May return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Apr 13 - 1:52 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) will throw live batting practice Wednesday in Arlington, Texas.

He'll treat it like a simulated game, with a warmup followed by two 15-pitch innings. Darvish is progressing steadily from Tommy John surgery and should be nearing a six-start minor league rehab assignment. There's some talk of a May 23 debut against the Angels, but nothing can be confirmed until we get a little closer.
Apr 12 - 8:33 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw 50 pitches on Saturday and is expected to pitch a live batting practice on Wednesday.

He threw two sets of 25 pitches. Darvish is continuing to make steady progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The plan is for Darvish to complete three live batting practice sessions before beginning a six-start rehab assignment. Rangers beat writer Jeff Wilson suggests Darvish could return for the Rangers' series against the Angels on May 23.
Apr 9 - 6:22 PM

Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with a right elbow injury.

Darvish is obviously still working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's been throwing off a mound for a few weeks and is hoping to rejoin the Rangers' rotation in late May or early June.
Apr 3 - 12:11 PM

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said Friday that the club does not plan to limit the innings of Yu Darvish this season.

Darvish, who is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery, isn't expected to rejoin the Rangers rotation until late-May. It's expected that he'll make around 20 starts for the Rangers, putting his innings total somewhere between 130 and 150 for the year. It's difficult to trust most pitchers in their first season back from Tommy John, but with an elite talent like Darvish he may be worth the gamble in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts due to the extreme strikeout potential.
Mar 18 - 7:28 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw a successful 20-pitch bullpen session Monday in Rangers camp.

Darvish is still limited to throwing fastballs, but he should begin incorporating the rest of arsenal over the next couple of weeks. The right-hander is aiming to join the Rangers' starting rotation in late May or early June. He registered a 3.27 ERA, 1.196 WHIP, and 680 strikeouts over his first 545 1/3 major league innings before undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last spring.
Mar 14 - 2:30 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw off a full mound Monday without issue.

It was his first full bullpen session since last year's Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Darvish is aiming to join the Rangers' starting rotation around late May or early June. The right-hander from Osaka, Japan boasts a 3.27 ERA, 1.196 WHIP, and 680 strikeouts in 545 1/3 career major league innings.
Feb 29 - 3:22 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw another session off a half-mound on Wednesday.

Darvish threw off the half-mound Monday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery last March. The expectation is that he'll begin throwing off a full mound next month, setting up a possible return around the middle of May or early June.
Feb 24 - 2:31 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) threw off a half-mound on Monday with no issues.

It's the first time he's thrown on anything but flat ground since last March's Tommy John surgery. Darvish is expected to receive clearance to throw off a regular mound next month. The right-hander obviously still has a ways to go but is currently on track to rejoin the Rangers' rotation sometime between mid-May and early-June.
Feb 22 - 4:33 PM

Yu Darvish (elbow) could soon get clearance to start throwing off a half-height mound within the week.

Darvish is set to meet with team Dr. Keith Meister this weekend, at which time he could be cleared for the activity. Darvish has been throwing since last August after Tommy John surgery, but he's yet to do anything above flat ground. The step forward to a half-height mound would be a small one -- quite literally -- but a good one in his progress toward a return. Right now, a mid-May to early-June return to the Rangers is the hope.
Feb 18 - 6:39 PM

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