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Darvish to solicit third opinion about elbow

Mar 12, 2015

Darvish to solicit third opinion about elbow

Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers are waiting for a third opinion that they expect will confirm the ace pitcher needs season-ending elbow ligament-replacement surgery. General manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday that Dr. David Altchek, the New York Mets’ medical director and an expert ...

Mar 11, 2015

Matsui named as Yankees advisor

Former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui has been hired as a special advisor to team general manager Brian Cashman, the American League club announced on Tuesday. The Japanese slugger, a fan favorite at Yankee Stadium, was named 2009 World Series MVP after batting ...

Mar 10, 2015

Eagles' Mickolio sidelined with disk hernia

Right-hander Kam Mickolio, who was expected to take over the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles’ closer role this year, has been diagnosed with a disk hernia that will require at least three months to heal, the team said Tuesday. The 205-cm Mickolio had complained of ...

Mar 10, 2015

Darvish near decision on surgery

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has gone to New York for medical advice and a decision on whether he will undergo tendon replacement surgery will be revealed Wednesday. Thad Levine, assistant general manager for the Rangers, said Monday that the Major League Baseball club ...

Kokubo urges Samurai Japan to pay fitting tribute

Mar 9, 2015

Kokubo urges Samurai Japan to pay fitting tribute

Samurai Japan manager Hiroki Kokubo said Monday that this week’s games against Europe are important for both his players and as a reminder of the disaster that struck the Tohoku region four years ago. “It’s only March, but this autumn we’re going to have ...

Kuroda makes dominating spring debut

Mar 8, 2015

Kuroda makes dominating spring debut

Hiroki Kuroda was back on the mound in Hiroshima for the first time in eight years on Sunday, when he retired all 13 batters he faced in a 1-0 exhibition win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. “From the standpoint of results, it was a ...

Mar 8, 2015

Kuroda makes triumphant return

Hiroki Kuroda was back on the mound in Hiroshima for the first time in eight years on Sunday, when he retired all 13 batters he faced in a 1-0 exhibition win over the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. “From the standpoint of results, it was a ...

Darvish could face season-ending operation

Mar 8, 2015

Darvish could face season-ending operation

Texas Rangers star pitcher Yu Darvish might need season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, the Major League Baseball club said Saturday. The 28-year-old Japanese right-hander underwent an MRI exam Friday that disclosed the extent of damage to the ulnar ...

Mar 7, 2015

Mets' Harvey solid in first spring game

Matt Harvey was back on the mound, pumping fastballs by opposing batters for the first time in more than 18 months. His first outing following elbow surgery could not have been much more impressive. Harvey struck out three in two perfect innings, reaching 159 ...