|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||15.00||10.00||0.00||3.56||1.24||238.00||89.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 5.0||1||0|| 3.60||0||6||4|
|vs LHB|| 124.1||0||0|| 3.40||0||49||151|
|vs RHB|| 85.1||0||0|| 2.00||0||31||126|
|Last 10 Games|
|Yu Darvish's nerve irritation in back has subsided |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(11/21/13) The Rangers announced Thursday that an MRI and doctor's examination have revealed that the nerve irritation in the back of pitcher Yu Darvish has subsided.
"Darvish will continue with a core conditioning program to strengthen his back and should be able to participate in his off-season throwing program without any issues," the team said in a press release. "He will work out in Texas for a few more days before returning to Japan."
Darvish went 13-9 with a 2.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and a league-leading 277 strikeouts in 209 2/3 innings last season, finishing second in the voting for the American League Cy Young award.
|Valid explanation for Yu Darvish's poor finish |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(10/3/13) As a Fantasy owner, I have to admit I was relieved to hear about Yu Darvish's sciatica. Not that I wish discomfort on anyone, but if a nerve irritation in his back was causing him pain in his lower half down the stretch, it completely explains why he was so wild -- and, thus, inefficient -- over his final three starts, issuing 12 walks in only 16 innings.
Improved control was a big reason why I was planning to rank Darvish as my No. 2 starting pitcher in 2014, projecting him to go in the second round. His strikeout ability is just too good to pass up even if he's prone to occasional bouts of wildness. But if those bouts are severe enough that you'd have to worry about him going less than six innings four times during a six-start stretch, as happened in September, I'd want to recommend someone like Max Scherzer or Adam Wainwright instead. Above all, a second-round pitcher has to be consistent, no matter how many strikeouts he's getting.
Turns out three of those four starts were injury-related. Take them away, and Darvish averaged 3.2 walks per game in 2013 -- a full walk better than his 2012 rate. That won't lead the league or anything, but for a pitcher with his stuff, it's good enough.
|Yu Darvish gets good news |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(10/3/13) An MRI revealed no structural damage for Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, according to ESPN.
Darvish said he dealt with a back injury down the stretch, but was able to pitch. He did receive an injection to relieve pain in the area. The team will see Darvish again in November to see how he's progressed. Darvish is expected to be 100 percent by spring training.
|Yu Darvish dealt with back stiffness down stretch |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(10/2/13) Rangers starter Yu Darvish pitched late in the season with sciatica, a lower back injury, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Although Darvish was less efficient than usual -- he never made it to the sixth inning in his last three starts -- he was still effective. He posted a 2.40 ERA with 37 strikeouts against 14 walks in his final five starts (30 innings), so the back injury shouldn't be anything to worry about going forward.
|Yu Darvish takes no-decision in final start |
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(9/29/13) Rangers starter Yu Darvish took a no-decision in his last start of the regular season.
Darvish struck out eight but was only able to make it through 5 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs on four hits, including a Mike Trout home run. Darvish ends the season with a 2.83 ERA and should be in the Cy Young discussion.
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