Yu Darvish

#11 SP / Texas Rangers / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 216 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    INJURY ALERT: Questionable | Elbow | Expected to be out until at least May 15
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Yu Darvish: Hopes to start throwing bullpen sessions in March

      Darvish (elbow) hopes to start throwing bullpen sessions in March but will still report to spring training with the rest of the Rangers' pitchers and catchers, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Darvish has been throwing six days a week, with some days at longer distances mixed with others at a shorter distances that include his cutter, two-seam, and changeup in the workout. The timetable hasn't changed much for Darvish's planned return in May, but it's good to see he's still on track and is mixing in his secondary offerings.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Yu Darvish: MLB rules out involvement in gambling

      Major League Baseball has determined that Darvish had no involvement in his brother's gambling operation in Japan, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Evidently it took the commissioner's office only a few days to gather enough information to clear Darvish. With that out of the way, Darvish can focus exclusively on his recovery from Tommy John surgery. General manager Jon Daniels said earlier this week that Darvish remains on schedule in his recovery and could make it back as early as mid-May. Darvish resumed throwing from 60 feet earlier in January.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Yu Darvish: MLB to investigate gambling charges against brother

      Major League Baseball will look into the recent gambling arrest of Darvish's brother, Sho Darvish, in Japan, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports. The allegations against Sho Darvish including running an illegal gambling ring that took bets on both MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball, but Darvish denies any involvement in his brother's gambling activities. MLB, meanwhile, is saying that its investigation into Darvish is just "due diligence." As far as Darvish's recovery from Tommy John surgery goes, Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail expressed optimism Wednesday, telling the Fort Worth Star Telegram, "[Darvish] is a little further along than I thought he was going to be."

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Rangers SP Yu Darvish begins throwing program

      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.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

      Rangers SP Yu Darvish may begin throwing program soon

      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.

    • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

      Rangers' Yu Darvish out of brace, strengthening forearm

      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.

    • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

      Rangers SP Yu Darvish undergoes Tommy John surgery

      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).

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

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

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Daniels: Yu Darvish likely to undergo elbow surgery next week

      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.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rangers change course, postpone plans for Darvish announcement

      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.

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