Darvish (elbow, shoulder) said he hopes to throw off a mound sometime during the first weekend after the All-Star break, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports. The right-hander said he feels better in this rehab stint than the last one, when he was plagued by pain in several throwing sessions and a rehab start, but he still doesn't have a set timetable to be activated from the disabled list. The club might reveal more details about the next steps in Darvish's recovery during the days after the All-Star Game.
Darvish (shoulder) participated in light throwing prior to Friday's game against the Padres, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Darvish has yet to progress past playing catch, although it's good news that he's managed to throw without feeling discomfort. A clear timetable for his return is unclear, but he'll certainly remain on the disabled list at least until after the All-Star break.
Darvish (shoulder) played catch Monday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. It's a step in the right direction for Darvish, who has now resumed throwing after being shut down with a shoulder impingement he suffered while rehabbing from a triceps injury. The pair of injuries will likely end up keeping him out for over two months, as he last pitched May 20 and will almost certainly not return until after the All-Star break as he still has to build his arm strength back up. The Cubs will likely want to be extra cautious with Darvish as he has a fairly lengthy injury history and the team invested $126 million in him over the offseason.
Darvish (triceps) was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement and will be re-evaluated in 3-5 days, Bruce Miles of the Chicago Daily Herald reports Friday. Darvish received a cortisone shot in the shoulder in an attempt to reduce the swelling behind the issue. If all goes well, a mid-July return should still be possible, but it will depend on how he responds to the shot.
Darvish (triceps) traveled to Texas on Friday to meet with his orthopedic doctor for a second opinion, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports. Darvish experienced pain during Thursday's bullpen session and was expected to be reevaluated by team doctors in Chicago this weekend, but the right-hander met with Dr. Keith Meister -- who he worked with while on the Rangers -- in order to get a read on the situation. Expect an update on his status once word on his check-up is revealed.