Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:21:05 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) impressed pitching coach Mike Maddux during live batting practice Wednesday, Feb. 25. "I thought Yu was very good, very sharp," Maddux said. "The guys couldn't pull the trigger on him. And then when they did they had a hard time. His stuff was good across the board."
Fantasy Tip: So far, all reports concerning Darvish are glowing, but they usually are during spring training. Continue to view Darvish as a low-end No. 1 starter. However, the case would be there for top-tier billing without injury risks. Expect Darvish to be drafted early, and he should be considered a solid fantasy ace.
Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:49:45 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) threw "very well" during the first bullpen session of the first official workout Saturday, Feb. 21, and he has no issues with his elbow, according to pitching coach Mike Maddux. Maddux also noted the ball was coming out of Darvish's hand clean, and Darvish had good command of his pitches.
Fantasy Tip: Darvish has ace upside, and he could come at a discount in drafts because of the injury concerns. Over 83 starts during his career, Darvish has a 11.2 K/9 mark and struck out a league-leading 277 hitters during the 2013 season. As long as there are no setbacks during spring training, building your fake pitching staff around Darvish is a great starting point. Expect him to fly off the board in the third or fourth round on draft day.
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 10:16:55 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow, back) said that his elbow and back felt great prior to the team's awards dinner Friday, Jan. 23. He added that he was able to participate in his regular strengthening program this offseason, unlike last year. Darvish is expected to throw off a mound for the first time around Feb. 2, although the date is not etched in stone and he could resume throwing sooner or later.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:53:10 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time this offseason on Feb. 2.
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:41:32 -0800
Texas Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said the team is continuing to look for starting pitching even after the acquisition of SP Ross Detwiler. "We've got a number of internal options coming to compete for a spot, all of them that we like," Daniels said. "But you can never have enough and we'll continue having conversations about adding another starter." The Rangers already have SPs Yu Darvish, Derek Holland, Colby Lewis, Detwiler, Nick Martinez and Nick Tepesch on their roster and minor league SPs Alex Gonzalez and Luke Jackson could also compete for a job during spring training.
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 17:55:40 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) began a throwing program Monday, Dec. 8.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:05:50 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) received positive results from his MRI exam Tuesday, Nov. 25, by Dr. Keith Meister, and Darvish has been cleared to start his normal throwing schedule. He expects to start throwing in early December.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:57:03 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will not have an MRI exam until early next week.
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:01:58 -0800
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will return to the United States Thursday, Nov. 20, and receive an MRI. Darvish is expected to be cleared to begin throwing again in the middle of December.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:07:56 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (elbow) will undergo an MRI on his injured elbow when he returns to the United States in November. If the MRI comes back clean, Darvish will start his throwing program in December.