Darvish underwent a minimally invasive arthroscopic debridement procedure of his right elbow Wednesday. He is expected to be "100 percent ready" for spring training in 2019, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports. Darvish underwent this "routine cleanup" by Dr. Keith Meister in Dallas after getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews in recent days. The right-hander was officially ruled out for the rest of the 2018 campaign over three weeks ago once he was diagnosed with a stress reaction on the tip of his elbow, which caused him to exit his rehab start after just one inning of work. The Cubs failed to provide any sort of concrete timetable outside of announcing that he is expected to be ready by the spring, so expect updates on his progress throughout the offseason.
Darvish was ruled out for the season Tuesday after being diagnosed with a stress reaction on the tip of his elbow in addition to a triceps strain, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic Chicago reports. The prognosis didn't look good after Darvish was forced to leave his rehab start Sunday at Low-A South Bend after just one inning, and Tuesday's news confirms as much. He'll be shut down for the next six weeks, which won't leave him with enough time to build back up even if the Cubs make a deep postseason run. It's expected that Darvish will be back to full strength for the start of spring training, but the Cubs will likely remain cautious with him, given that he has already suffered multiple setbacks in his recovery.
Darvish will undergo an MRI on his shoulder after leaving his rehab start Sunday after just one inning, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports. Darvish had made one rehab appearance back in late June but was shut down after experiencing similar discomfort. He hopes that he'll pitch again this season, but that's suddenly a doubt after it looked like he was finally back on the right track. His prognosis should become clearer following the MRI.
Darvish (shoulder) was removed after just one inning in his rehab start for Low-A South Bend on Sunday, Bruce Levine of 670TheScore.com reports. Darvish was supposed to throw at least 50 pitches but left after throwing just 19, motioning as if something was wrong while warming up for the second inning. It's unclear what exactly went wrong, but this appears to be the latest in a string of setbacks for the veteran starter.
Darvish (shoulder) will make a rehab start with Low-A South Bend on Sunday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. As expected, Darvish will begin a rehab assignment this weekend. He's continued to play catch in the outfield the past couple days after firing a three-inning simulated game Tuesday. Look for him to require a few outings in the minors before being activated from the disabled list.