• Kyodo


Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish, placed on the 15-day disabled list since Monday due to tightness in his neck and shoulder, played catch on Friday for the first time in six days and came away untroubled.

“It went totally fine,” said Darvish, who started off by throwing light balls to a trainer before throwing 40 from around 12 meters out using the official balls used in the majors.

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