Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:27:14 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (thumb) said his right thumb is fine and doesn't expect it to be an issue for his next start against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, April 16. Darvish cut his right thumb during his last start while throwing a curveball. "Even when I was throwing it didn't hurt me," said Darvish. "I've done this so many times that probably the nerve isn't working anymore so it didn't hurt me at all."
Fantasy Tip: Keep Darvish in your starting lineup for Wednesday's outing.
Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:54:15 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (thumb) continued pitching against the Houston Astros Friday, April 11, despite bleeding from the knuckle of his right thumb during the middle innings. He said that happened on multiple occasions when he pitched in Japan but it didn't affect his control. Darvish received a no-decision but carried a perfect game into the sixth inning and allowed just one hit and one walk over eight scoreless frames, with nine strikeouts.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:46:58 -0700
The Texas Rangers optioned SP Nick Martinez to Double-A Frisco Sunday, April 6, to make room on the roster for SP Yu Darvish (neck), who was activated from the disabled list.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 15:36:10 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed seven hits and a walk while fanning six in seven shutout innings to beat the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 6.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 12:28:08 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish struck out his 500th career batter Sunday, April 6, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He became the fastest pitcher to reach the milestone in MLB history, doing so in 401 2/3 innings.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 09:35:39 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (neck) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:03:54 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (neck) has zero concern about his stiff neck after throwing a light bullpen session Friday, April 4. Darvish is scheduled to come off the disabled list and make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 6. The team will likely be cautious with Darvish's pitch count early on, though, since he never went past 90 pitches in spring training.
Fantasy Tip: Get Darvish in your starting lineups immediately once he's activated from the DL this weekend.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:16:16 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (neck) will make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 6.
Fantasy Tip: Darvish hasn't had any setbacks while he's recovered from his neck injury. Get him into your starting lineups this weekend in daily leagues.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:36:04 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (neck) looked healthy during his bullpen session Tuesday, April 1, and he could start Sunday, April 6, or Monday, April 7, depending on how he bounces back from his workout. Darvish is eligible to return from the disabled list Saturday, April 5. "We did the assimilation of probably four innings of work, getting up and down," pitching coach Mike Maddux said. "All pitches were good. He looked very good, feels healthy. But we'll know more tomorrow (Wednesday) and see how he recovers from that. So the next step would be to wait until tomorrow. He's on the right track." The Rangers don't feel that Darvish will need a minor league rehab start.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:55:59 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (neck) threw an 86-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, April 1. The team will have more on his status once he recovers from the session.
Fantasy Tip: The fact that Darvish threw that many pitches is a great sign that his neck is feeling better. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he could be coming off the DL in a matter of days.