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Rangers | Yu Darvish has TJS

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 14:03:04 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, March 17. The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews, and he replaced the ligament in Darvish's elbow with the Palmaris tendon from his right forearm. Darvish's right arm will be in a sling for seven to 10 days, and then he'll move to a brace. He'll start his rehab in the next few days and is expected to do rehab work in Texas during the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Darvish will miss the entire 2015 season, and he may struggled to return in time for opening day in 2016. That could make him a draft bargain next year, however. In Darvish's absence, Ross Detwiler may now be a front-runner for a rotation spot. Only consider drafting Detwiler in deep AL-only formats.

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Rangers | Tommy John surgery set for Yu Darvish

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 12:29:32 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, March 17.

Fantasy Tip: In seasonal formats, you can cross Darvish off your draft lists. He is an interesting stash candidate in dynasty/keeper formats, though, and the viability of holding him for the 2015 season will largely depend on your league's roster settings. Ross Detwiler appears to be a lock for the rotation now, but at this point, he should be viewed as a late-round option in AL-only formats and cavernous mixed leagues.

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Rangers | Surgery recommended for Yu Darvish

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 09:58:39 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) has been recommended to have Tommy John surgery by Dr. David Altchek, according to general manager Jon Daniels. All signs are pointing to surgery for Darvish next week, but the team will send his MRI exams to Dr. James Andrews first for a third opinion. Darvish understands that surgery is better sooner than later, and a final decision will be made at the end of the week.

Fantasy Tip: The news we were all expecting is close to becoming final. If you already had your fantasy baseball draft and took Darvish, this is a tough blow before the season officially kicks off. If you've yet to draft, make sure to eliminate Darvish from your fantasy cheatsheets. He could struggle to make it back before the start of the 2016 season, too, which could make him undervalued next season.

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Rangers | Yu Darvish news coming Wednesday

Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:20:49 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will have an announcement on the condition of his right elbow Wednesday, March 11, according to assistant general manager Thad Levine. Darvish is dealing with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and could need Tommy John surgery. Darvish had a second opinion with Dr. David Altcheck Monday, March 9, and will be re-evaluated Tuesday, March 10. The team is estimating that he won't be able to throw for six weeks, even if surgery isn't required.

Fantasy Tip: Darvish is likely to need TJS, which would put him out for all of 2015 and might make him a candidate to be behind in spring training next season. For now, it's probably wise to avoid Darvish entirely in fantasy baseball drafts until we get word on his status Wednesday. Even if he doesn't need surgery, Darvish probably wouldn't be of much use in 2015.

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Rangers | Texas won't pursue Dillon Gee

Sun, 08 Mar 2015 15:20:27 -0700

New York Mets SP Dillon Gee will not be pursued by the Texas Rangers in light of what happened to SP Yu Darvish (elbow).

Fantasy Tip: The Mets are not likely to trade Gee as it is, but this is a sign the Rangers are likely to go internal with their pitching rotation or sign someone else. Watch what happens with this.

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Rangers | More on Yu Darvish

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 14:57:36 -0800

Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) has a slight tear in his right ulnar collateral ligament, and surgery was recommended. Darvish will receive a second opinion before making a decision.

Fantasy Tip: More times than not, the second opinion validates the initial one. So it sounds like Darvish is likely done for the season. Avoid him in drafts unless a reason for hope turns up in the second opinion.

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Rangers | Yu Darvish may need Tommy John surgery

Sat, 07 Mar 2015 08:21:07 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish's (elbow, triceps) MRI revealed an ulnar collateral ligament sprain in his right elbow. Darvish is considering his options, which includes Tommy John surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Owners will need to monitor the situation since Darvish will miss the entire season if he undergoes Tommy John surgery. Darvish should be dropped down on draft boards and is now a risky option in drafts because of the injury.

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Rangers | Yu Darvish going for MRI

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:15:23 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (triceps) is heading for an MRI exam Friday, March 6, after he left his spring debut after an inning with tightness in his right triceps. Darvish will also be examined by Dr. Keith Meister in camp. The team isn't expected to know the results on Darvish until late in the day or Saturday, March 7. Assistant general manager Thad Levine said the tightness doesn't seem related to Darvish's inflammation in his right elbow in the final seven weeks of last season.

Fantasy Tip: This is a situation all fantasy baseball owners should be watching intently. Darvish was cruising along before his injury last year, and he was a nice rebound candidate for 2015 before the tightness surfaced yesterday. If this is just a small bump in the road, Darvish could still be a nice undervalued ace target in fantasy drafts.

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Rangers | Yu Darvish not concerned about triceps

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:31:27 -0800

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (triceps) said there is nothing to worry about concerning his tightened triceps Thursday, March 5. "I was working on my location," Darvish said. "It didn't affect my location or the command of my pitches. I felt it warming up and didn't think too much of it. But it never loosened up."

Fantasy Tip: Darvish is scheduled to be re-evaluated Friday, March 6, so expect a clearer picture of the severity of his injury or the lack thereof. Assuming Darvish has a healthy spring, he should be viewed as a fantasy ace, and he is worth targeting after the top-tier pitchers come off the board in drafts. Continue to check back for updates on his status.

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Rangers | Yu Darvish leaves game early

Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:38:37 -0800

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (triceps) left the spring training game after one inning Thursday, March 5, because of right triceps tightness. He was taken out as a precaution, and the injury is not considered serious. Darvish will be re-evaluated Friday, March 6.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should watch for any update that comes in the next few days, but it looks like Darvish is dealing with a minor injury. He did deal with some injuries last season but appears to be over those. Darvish should be considered a No. 1 or No. 2 starting pitcher for owners in mixed leagues this season if healthy.

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