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James Darnell | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/19/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Rays signed INF James Darnell to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Darnell batted just .246/.281/.361 in 2013 with the Padres' Triple-A team before being released in June. The 26-year-old is doubtful to make an impact for the Rays. Mon, Jan 6, 2014 02:08:00 PM

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Padres released INF James Darnell.

Darnell was designated for assignment last week and went unclaimed on waivers. The 26-year-old has been ruled out for the season due to a left shoulder injury that could require surgery.
Fri, Jun 21, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Corey Brock of reports that the Padres have requested release waivers on James Darnell.

Darnell, who was designated for assignment last week, will be released if he isn't claimed in the next 48 hours. The 26-year-old is done for the season due to a left shoulder injury and could require another surgery.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Padres designated INF James Darnell for assignment.

Darnell is a career .297/.394/.502 hitter in the minors, but multiple shoulder surgeries have threatened to wreck his career. He's still just 26, though, so perhaps someone will take a shot on him on waivers.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 02:09:00 PM

James Darnell could need another surgery on his left shoulder after injuring it at Triple-A Tucson on May 14.

Darnell was hurt following a swing and was in San Diego last week to consult with team doctors. The 26-year-old has already had two operations on the shoulder -- one in 2011 and again in 2012 -- so this is obviously not a good development. Even if a decision is made against surgery, he'll be sidelined for a while.
Mon, May 20, 2013 10:30:00 PM

Padres activated 3B/OF James Darnell from the 15-day disabled list, optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

Darnell is over his strained left oblique muscle and had been on a rehab assignment over the last week. He should be up with the Padres at some point later this season.
Sun, May 5, 2013 10:14:00 AM

James Darnell (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Monday.

Darnell has been out all season with a strained left oblique. Once ready, he is likely to be assigned to Tucson.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 07:54:00 PM

Padres placed INF/OF James Darnell on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a strained left oblique.

He'll likely miss most of April with the ailment. Once healthy, Darnell will probably be optioned to Triple-A.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 01:16:00 PM

James Darnell (oblique) could miss another two weeks with a strained left oblique.

Darnell has been dealing with the ailment all month and has been limited to 12 Cactus League plate appearances. He would have been an option to fill in at third base while Chase Headley (thumb) was out, but it appears he'll join Headley on the DL to start the season.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 09:23:00 PM

James Darnell is day-to-day with right oblique soreness.

There's no timetable for when Darnell will be cleared to return. While the injury isn't believed to be serious, he'll need to prove he's healthy if he has any chance to win a bench spot in spring training. Darnell was limited to seven games at the major league level in 2012.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 11:00:00 PM

Padres activated OF James Darnell from the 60-day disabled list.

Darnell aggravated a left shoulder injury in May and eventually required arthroscopic surgery in August. Barring any setbacks, the 25-year-old outfielder should be ready for spring training.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 06:42:00 PM

James Darnell (shoulder) hit soft-toss Saturday.

It's the first time he's done so since landing on the disabled list back in mid-May with a subluxation of his left shoulder. Darnell could make it back sometime next month.
Sun, Aug 19, 2012 12:37:00 PM

Padres transferred OF James Darnell from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Darnell has been sidelined since the middle of this month with a subluxation of his left shoulder and won't be eligible to return from the 60-day DL until mid-July.
Mon, May 28, 2012 02:24:00 PM

An MRI on James Darnell's left shoulder showed that his surgically-repaired labrum was intact.

Good news. Darnell will have another MRI in a few weeks to be sure, but it sounds like he's avoided another major injury. He doesn't have a timetable to return, however.
Sun, May 20, 2012 11:18:00 AM

Padres placed INF/OF James Darnell on the 15-day disabled list with a subluxation of his left shoulder.

Darnell suffered the injury while attempting to make a diving catch during Thursday's game. For what it's worth, it's the very same shoulder which required surgery last September. The timeline for his return isn't yet known.
Fri, May 18, 2012 05:59:00 PM

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