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11 Yu Darvish SP
Height/Weight: 6-5/216 | Birthdate: 8/16/1986 | Birthplace: Habikino, Osaka, Japan | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Texas | College: None | MLB Experience: 3 | Owned/Started%: 40/1 | Average Draft Position: 128.44
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Rangers SP Yu Darvish begins throwing program


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish began his throwing program on Monday, reports MLB.com. Darvish was able to make 25 throws from 45 feet and reported no issues.

Darvish will continue to expand his throwing program later this week and over the next few weeks. He has not pitched this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March.


Rangers SP Yu Darvish may begin throwing program soon


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2015) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will see a doctor later this week in the hope of being cleared to begin a throwing program, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Darvish will not pitch this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March.

Rangers' Yu Darvish out of brace, strengthening forearm


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, out for the season after Tommy John surgery in March, has completed the range-of-motion portion of his rehab. 

The Star Telegram reported that Darvish is out of the elbow brace he's been wearing since the surgery and is working on strengthening his forearm. 


Rangers SP Yu Darvish undergoes Tommy John surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Tuesday, according to the Star-Telegram. The procedure was done by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Darvish missed the final weeks of the 2014 season due to elbow inflammation, and experienced tightness in his right triceps on March 5 before an MRI revealed a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow. After multiple options from different doctors, Darvish and the Rangers opted for surgery, ending his 2015 season.

Darvish went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts, tossing two complete games and one shutout last season. He is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and 680:218 K:BB ratio over 83 MLB starts (545 1/3 innings).


Yu Darvish opts for Tommy John surgery, will miss 2015 season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and miss the 2015 season, the team announced Friday in a press release. He will have the surgery Tuesday, which will be performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Darvish left his first spring start March 5 against the Royals after one inning with tightness in his right triceps. An MRI and examination by Dr. Keith Meister indicated Darvish had a sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.

Darvish was then examined in New York on March 10 by Dr. David Altchek, who agreed with Dr. Meister’s recommendation for surgery. The Rangers then sent Darvish's MRIs to Dr. Andrews for a third opinion.

The 28-year-old Darvish was an All-Star in each of his first three seasons in the majors. He is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 83 MLB starts. He also has 680 strikeouts in 545 1/3 innings.


Daniels: Yu Darvish likely to undergo elbow surgery next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Dr. David Altchek has recommended Tommy John surgery for starting pitcher Yu Darvish, according to USA Today. Daniels said all signs lead to Darvish, who has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, undergoing surgery next week

The Rangers will send Darvish's MRIs to Dr. James Andrews for a third opinion, but the first two opinions recommended surgery. If Darvish has surgery, he will miss the 2015 season.


Rangers change course, postpone plans for Darvish announcement


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/11/2015) The Rangers have changed their plans in regards to starting pitcher Yu Darvish.

Assistant general manager Thad Levine said Monday the team was going to announce the results of Darvish's second opinion with Dr. David Altcheck, who is the Mets' medical director, on Wednesday. However, the team announced a final decision on the course of action for Darvish is not expected to happen Wednesday.

Darvish, has torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, is a candidate to undergo Tommy John surgery, which would sideline him for the 2015 season. Although, a long rehab process is also being considered.

USA Today reports Darvish has talked with a few members of the Rangers staff, but no decision on surgery has been finalized.


Rangers will announce plans for Yu Darvish on Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said Monday the team will make an announcement Wednesday regarding their plans for injured starting pitcher Yu Darvish, per MLB.com. It was revealed Saturday that Darvish has torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and could need Tommy John surgery.

Darvish flew to New York on Monday to get a second opinion from Dr. David Altcheck, who is the Mets' medical director. He will be evaluated Tuesday.

"He's flying today, he's going to meet with them tomorrow and that will give us a chance to regroup once we get the information," Levine said.

The Rangers estimate Darvish wouldn't throw for six weeks, even if surgery isn't necessary. Darvish, who left his spring debut Thursday after one inning, missed the final six weeks of the 2014 season due to elbow inflammation. 


Rangers' Yu Darvish may need Tommy John surgery


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) An MRI on Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish's right triceps showed a sprained UCL in his right elbow, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reported. 

The team is discussing Tommy John surgery, which would end Darvish's 2015 season. 

The Rangers said that the team and Darvish will consult with other orthopedic surgeons over the next few days to determine if the surgery is necessary. 

"I will be disappointed if I have to miss this season, but I want to look at all options including getting a second opinion," Darvish said in a release from the team.

General manager Jon Daniels said that the injury was "not the news we wanted" in a meeting with the media, according to Fort Worth Star Telegram reporter Stefan Stevenson. He said that a best case for Darvish would be four months of rest, instead of surgery. 


Rangers SP Yu Darvish slated to undergo MRI on Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) 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
(3/5/2015) 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
(3/1/2015) 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
(2/25/2015) 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
(2/21/2015) 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.


Yu Darvish: 'My elbow feels fine'


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/25/2015) Speaking publicly for the first time since he was shut down late last season with right elbow inflammation, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish said he's feeling no ill effects now, reports MLB.com. Darvish, who's throwing off flat ground, is on track to begin throwing off a mound early next month.

"My elbow feels fine and I am able to throw on my throwing program," Darvish said, per the website.

Darvish has been working out in Texas during the offseason and said his training is "going well." General manager Jon Daniels said Darvish is "right on schedule."

"I think Darvish is very in tune with his body as much as anybody and knows how he's feeling," Daniels said. "He's very confident. Like any of these guys, until they're out there you're always going to have some reservation, but that's the worrywart in me. From all the information we have, I'm encouraged. He's basically been cleared to do just about everything."

Darvish's 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.


Report: Yu Darvish (elbow) to throw off mound Feb. 2


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/21/2015) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who missed the final weeks of the 2014 season due to elbow inflammation, is scheduled to throw off a mound Feb. 2 for the first time this offseason, according to FOX Sports Southwest.

Darvish went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts last season. He is 39-25 with a 3.27 ERA over three MLB seasons.


Rangers' Yu Darvish starting to throw again after elbow injury


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish began an offseason throwing program Monday, after missing the final month and a half of the 2014 season with elbow inflammation.

Darvish, who went 10-7 in 22 starts, threw from a flat surface 50 feet away 25 times. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Darvish has done some conditioning and he is impressed with what he saw. 

He had 182 strikeouts with a 3.06 ERA last year. 


Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish cleared to begin throwing


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/25/2014) An MRI revealed Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish suffered no damage to his right elbow and has been cleared to begin his normal throwing routine. The Rangers expect Darvish to begin throwing in early December.

Darvish was placed on the DL in August with right elbow inflammation and was later shut down for the season. Before being placed on the DL, Darvish went 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 22 starts.


Rangers' Yu Darvish will have an MRI on injured elbow next week


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/21/2014) The Rangers have pushed back the date of starting pitcher Yu Darvish's MRI on his right elbow to next week, according to the Dallas Morning News. Darvish is expected to start a throwing program in December, depending on the results of that exam. 

Rangers' Yu Darvish could start throwing program in December


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/2/2014) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish, who last pitched in early August due to elbow inflammation, will head to Japan before returning to the U.S. in mid-November, according to general manager Jon Daniels.

Darvish will undergo an MRI upon his return and if the results come back clean, then Darvish will start his throwing program in December, according to ESPN.


Yu Darvish on 60-day DL


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) The Rangers transferred Yu Darvish to the 60-day DL Sunday. Darvish, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 9 because of elbow soreness, has already been ruled out for the rest of the season.

Darvish is expected back for the start of spring training.


Rangers officially shut Yu Darvish down


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been officially shut down for the remainder of the season, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Darvish hasn't pitched since Aug. 9 due to elbow soreness, and with the Rangers struggling through a down season, there was no reason to push him to return. He ends the year with a 10-7 record, 3.06 ERA and 182:49 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings.


Yu Darvish to be re-examined Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will be re-examined Thursday, according to the Dallas Morning News

"We are leaning towards not taking any chances,” general manager Jon Daniels said. Darvish has reportedly felt a lot better over the last couple of weeks, but it still seems as though it's a long shot he'll return this season. Daniels seemed to agree with that notion. "The calendar is working against us," he explained. "We’re going to make a common-sense decision."

Darvish has a 3.06 ERA over 144 1/3 innings. He's been out since early August due to an elbow issue.


Yu Darvish could miss the rest of the season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish could miss the rest of the season, according to the Dallas Morning News.

General manager Jon Daniels told a local radio station that the club will be extremely cautious with Darvish moving forward. "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," Daniel said. He added, "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."

Darvish has been sidelined since August 9 with elbow soreness. The club has not officially said Darvish has been shut down for the season, but, as Daniels mentioned, it's starting to look unlikely that he returns in September. 


Yu Darvish has yet to throw


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has not started a throwing program yet, according to FoxSports.com.

Darvish will not travel with the club on the upcoming road trip. It's starting to look like he won't return until September. Darvish had a 3.06 ERA over 144 1/3 innings.