May 24, 2016

Rangers' Darvish expected to make season debut against Pirates

Yu Darvish is in line to make his first start for the Texas Rangers in nearly 22 months against Pittsburgh on Saturday. Rangers manager Jeff Banister said Monday that Darvish, who has had five minor league outings this month post-Tommy John surgery, will start ...

Darvish completes final rehab start in style

May 23, 2016

Darvish completes final rehab start in style

Yu Darvish convinced his teammates that he is ready to return to the Texas Rangers rotation when he wrapped up his minor-league rehab assignment in style on Sunday. Darvish, who underwent surgery on his right elbow in March 2015, proved that he is close ...

Darvish moves closer to Rangers comeback

May 18, 2016

Darvish moves closer to Rangers comeback

Yu Darvish struck out six while throwing 47 of 68 pitches for strikes in his fourth minor league injury rehabilitation start, and he could be back in the Texas Rangers rotation by the end of the month. Darvish pitched his scheduled five innings for ...

Darvish throws nice and easy in third rehab start

May 13, 2016

Darvish throws nice and easy in third rehab start

Yu Darvish threw fastballs in the mid-90s while also working on more offspeed pitches in his third rehabilitation start since Tommy John surgery 14 months ago. Darvish said he was hitting 94 or 95 mph (153 kph) while throwing nice and easy in four ...

May 7, 2016

Darvish makes second rehab start

Right-hander Yu Darvish worked three innings in his second injury-rehabilitation assignment on Friday with Round Rock, the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A affiliate. Darvish, who is coming back from Tommy John reconstruction surgery on his right elbow last March, threw 50 pitches against New Orleans, the ...

Darvish set for first rehab start

Apr 28, 2016

Darvish set for first rehab start

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is scheduled to pitch Sunday in his first minor league rehab start since Tommy John surgery more than 13 months ago. The Rangers said Darvish will pitch for Double-A Frisco in its home game against Corpus Christi. Darvish will ...

Darvish playing it safe after live BP session

Apr 27, 2016

Darvish playing it safe after live BP session

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish wanted to wait a day after his latest live batting practice session before deciding if he is ready for a minor league rehab start. Darvish threw 45 pitches during a session Tuesday that was broken up to simulate three ...

Apr 23, 2016

Darvish postpones first rehab start

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish has decided to throw one more live batting practice session, pushing back his first minor league rehabilitation start to May 1 in his comeback from Tommy John surgery. But Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said Friday the three-time All-Star ...

Apr 14, 2016

Darvish throws live batting practice

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish threw a live batting practice session on Wednesday, his first since undergoing Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery in March last year. Darvish had a full warm-up in the bullpen, and then threw 30 pitches to Double-A Frisco RoughRiders players ...

Apr 6, 2016

Darvish tosses 50 pitches in bullpen

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish on Tuesday threw 50 pitches in the bullpen, the most since his elbow surgery in March last year as he gears up towards his scheduled mid-May comeback. “There’s no problem at all. The power was there on the whole ...

Apr 3, 2016

Darvish to start season on 15-day DL

Texas Rangers’ right-hander Yu Darvish will start the season on the 15-day disabled list, the team’s general manager Jon Daniels revealed Saturday. Darvish was placed on the 60-day disabled list and not on the 40-man roster last year after he underwent elbow surgery in ...