Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:03:06 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) might not be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible after two weeks. "I'm not really thinking about the 25th," manager Ron Washington said. "I just don't know what's going to be. I don't know what's going to happen there."
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should be patient and wait until Darvish is officially activated and able to make it through one full start without any setbacks. The team might want to give him extra rest and not have him push it, as they are well out of contention and there is no reason to risk a setback.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:42:38 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Shin-Soo Choo and SS Elvis Andrus have cleared waivers and are eligible to be traded. None of the players are expected to be traded.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 11:41:35 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will remain in Arlington to continue treatment on his inflamed elbow while the team travels to Miami to face the Marlins Monday, Aug. 18.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:39:53 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) is expected to pitch Monday, Aug. 25, according to manager Ron Washington.
Fantasy Tip: It isn't out of the question to give Darvish a start to prove his health, if you have that luxury.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:47:30 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) isn't dealing with a long-term injury, according to team doctor Keith Meister. Darvish will miss at least two starts while he's on the disabled list. "I'm not too concerned," Darvish said. "I'm just taking a precautionary measure. I'm competitive. I want to go out there and compete but at the same time, I'm thinking about my long-term situation. I don't want to go out there and risk my future. I don't want my elbow to aggravate. I think it's a good decision that I'm making right now." SP Robbie Ross, who was called up to take Darvish's place in the rotation, will remain in the rotation based on how well he pitches.
Fantasy Tip: You're definitely happy if you're a Darvish owner. It looks like he may not even miss more than two starts, and he should definitely be back before the end of the season. Continue stashing him.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:45:17 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish's (elbow) MRI exam revealed only mild right elbow inflammation, but there is no timetable for his return.
Fantasy Tip: It's definitely great news for Darvish owners. However, the Rangers won't be tempted to rush Darvish back with them far out of playoff contention. You'll have to be patient here and go with other alternatives in the meantime.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:56:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) isn't believed to have a ligament injury, according to general manager Jon Daniels. The team will know more on Darvish's condition after an MRI exam Thursday, Aug. 14, but he's hopeful he won't miss more than two starts.
Fantasy Tip: It's an optimistic view that should settle the stomachs of any Darvish owners, but we won't know for sure until tomorrow. Stay tuned.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:27:02 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) is heading back to the disabled list with right elbow inflammation. SP Robbie Ross will start against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, Aug. 14. P Alex Claudio, who was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock, will be in the bullpen for the Rangers Wednesday.
Fantasy Tip: It's another tough break for the Rangers this year and for owners of Darvish. It's unclear exactly how serious his arm problem is until more tests are done. Hold onto him for now in all formats. Ross is worth considering in AL-only leagues, but you can find better starting pitching options in daily games.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 19:59:09 -0700
The start by Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish Sunday, Aug. 3, marked the sixth time since the start of the 2013 season that Darvish pitched at least seven innings, allowed one run or fewer and still not gotten a win. Only two pitchers, Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (10) and San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (seven) have had more such outings during the span.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:08:12 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish picked up his 10th win of the season Monday, July 28, against the New York Yankees. He is the first Rangers pitcher to win at least 10 games in each of his first three seasons in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Darvish will make his next scheduled start Sunday afternoon in Cleveland. He is 5-0 with a 1.24 ERA in five day starts this season, striking out 43 batters over just 36 1/3 innings while the opponent is hitting just .212 against him during daylight hours. Daily fantasy owners need to remember that and take advantage.