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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||200.00||15.00||8.00||0.00||2.93||1.17||242.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Triceps - Out until at least early March|
|vs Oakland|| 14.1||0||2|| 6.91||0||11||18|
|vs LHB|| 88.1||0||0|| 3.87||0||38||116|
|vs RHB|| 56.0||0||0|| 1.77||0||11||66|
|12/26/2014||Jason Kipnis, 2B CLE|
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Masahiro Tanaka, SP NYY
Carlos Correa, SS HOU
Miguel Sano, 3B MIN
|12/24/2014||Sonny Gray, SP OAK||Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
|12/24/2014||Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX|
Jonathan Schoop, 2B BAL
Brandon Moss, 1B CLE
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
|Last 10 Games|
Rangers SP Yu Darvish slated to undergo MRI on Friday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10:50 am ET) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who left his spring start Thursday due to right triceps tightness, will undergo an MRI on Friday.
Darvish said he was feeling much better Friday morning, but he has yet to meet with the team doctor, per The Dallas Morning News. Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said the team wants to be cautious with Darvish.
"I'd like to sit here and tell you we have no concern, but the reality is anytime a pitcher expresses any sort of discomfort in his arm, we're going to want to evaluate it fully," Levine said, per MLB.com. "We're going to let Dr. Meister evaluate [Darvish] and review the MRI and basically tell us how concerned we should be right now.
"With the fact that he had an injury last year, if he's expressing any similar symptoms, we're going to play this by the book before we put him back on the mound. We're just not going to leave [any] stone unturned. He's too important to the team. We just want to have every single piece of information we can possibly have before we make the next decision on him."
Rangers P Yu Darvish (triceps) pulled from start against Royals
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish left Thursday's game against the Royals due to right triceps tightness, according to MLB.com.
The injury is not believed to be serious and Darvish will be re-evaluated on Friday.
Darvis said he felt tightness in his arm before the game, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He added it's nothing to worry about, though.
"I felt some tightness with my triceps and I focused only on my location and command with my pitches," Darvish said, via FOX Sports Southwest. "Today in the bullpen I felt the tightness was more so I didn't have a lot of effort on the mound in the game. It wasn't serious so I went to the mound as usual."
Darvish was still able to pitch a scoreless first inning with just 12 pitches.
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish: I never quit on the team in 2014
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/1/15) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish squarely battled off the notion he quit on the team last season and he did so in English for the first time since joining the club in 2012, reports the Dallas Morning News.
"I never quit on the team," Darvish said. "I love this team. That is not true."
Darvish was diagnosed with elbow inflammation early in August last year and did not pitch again during the season. He felt that some of the problem may have been because of the language barrier.
"I know that when people come to Japan and they don't speak Japanese, we feel bad," he said Sunday. "I have to look at it the same way since I'm here. If I can speak English more and we can communicate better, it's good for all of us."
Rangers' Yu Darvish on facing hitters: 'I felt some power on some pitches'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/25/15) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was pleased after his latest throwing session on Wednesday, per the Dallas Morning News. Darvish, who missed the final weeks of the season due to elbow inflammation, threw 30 pitches to live hitters in a batting-practice format. It was the first time he has faced hitters since Aug. 9.
"I was able to do some things I'd worked on in the bullpen," Darvish said. "I felt power on some pitches. It felt good."
Rangers GM on Yu Darvish's elbow: 'He's right where he need to be'
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/21/15) The Rangers will have their first workouts on Saturday, which will feature pitcher Yu Darvish. General manager Jon Daniels told reporters prior to Darvish's first session that "he's right where he needs to be and ready to go," per the Dallas Morning News.
Darvish missed the final weeks of the 2014 season due to elbow inflammation, with his last start came Aug. 9 against Houston. He went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts, tossing two complete games and one shutout.
|2014 summary: Yu Darvish's 2014 started out well enough with him going 7-2 with a 2.11 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 10.7 strikeouts per nine innings in his first 12 starts to earn his third straight All-Star appearance, but as the Rangers' season fell apart, so did his. The wins became increasingly hard to come by as his on-again, off-again control turned off again, resulting in 3.4 walks per nine innings in his final 10 starts, and an elbow injury forced him to shut down for good in August, falling well short of the 300 strikeouts some people envisioned for him after he recorded 277 in 2013. |
Playing time status: Darvish's elbow injury was determined to be inflammation, which sounds minor, but the problem with an unspecific diagnosis is that it prevents closure. Nobody has really expressed any concern that he won't be ready for opening day, but it's obviously something you'll want to monitor closely this spring before you invest a high draft pick in him.
2015 outlook: Darvish remains the game's best strikeout pitcher, but his frequent control lapses make for some inconsistency and predispose him to a less-than-ace-like WHIP. He's still an ace in Fantasy, of course, especially with the Rangers lineup looking poised to bounce back, but maybe half a step behind the other perennial Cy Young contenders. Round 3 is the absolute earliest you'd consider drafting him, with Round 4 or 5 being more likely.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/6/15||SF||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ MIL||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ CHC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||CLE||4:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||OAK||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ LAA||4:10 pm|| |
|3/11/15||@ CHW||4:05 pm|| |
= probable start