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Career W-L
39-25
 
Career ERA
3.27
Name  Yu Darvish
Born  8/16/1986
Height  6-5
Weight  215
Number  11
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
3/17/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish underwent successful Tommy John surgery.
Insight: To state the obvious, Darvish will be sidelined for the 2015 campaign. He will likely have a tough time be ready for the start of next season as well.
 
3/13/2015 3:29:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will have Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, according to Texas beat writer TR Sullivan.
Insight: That would likely keep him sidelined until early in the 2016 season, so he's obviously not a target in any single-season leagues. The Rangers starting rotation is looking extremely questionable.
 
3/11/2015 1:08:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have yet to decide on what to do with pitcher Yu Darvish according to USA Today.
Insight: Texas was supposed to announce their plans for Darvish, who has an elbow sprain, but the team is apparently still searching for options. Right now, all signs point to Darvish getting Tommy John surgery again. At the very least, he is a very risky selection in redraft leagues.
 
3/7/2015 12:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish could need Tommy John surgery, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Darvish will be evaluated further, but this is devastating news to the Rangers and his fantasy owners. Darvish missed time in 2014 due to right elbow inflammation, but was 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA, 1.261 WHIP and 182 Ks in 144 1/3 IP.
 
3/5/2015 6:06:00 PM
Description: The Rangers pulled pitcher Yu Darvish from his Spring Training debut after one inning on Thursday due to right triceps tightness according to FOX Sports Southwest.
Insight: Darvish looked good in his one inning, ending the frame on a strikeout, but Texas didn't allow Darvish back out for a second inning. The team is not calling the injury serious, but doctors will reevaluate him on Friday. Darvish missed time in 2014 due to right elbow inflammation.
 
9/6/2014 5:42:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish (elbow) will not pitch again this season.
Insight: Darvish has been out since Aug. 13 with right elbow inflammation. With everyone including Ron Washigton, who resigned as manager on Friday, packing it in for the season, there is no reason to rush back Darvish this month. He was 10-7 with a 3.06 ERA and 186 strikeouts in 144 1/3 innings this year. He should be a fantasy ace again in 2015.
 
8/25/2014 5:08:00 PM
Description: Rangers GM Jon Daniels indicated Monday that Yu Darvish (elbow) is unlikely to pitch again this season, according to the Dallas Morning News
Insight: The Rangers are 50-79 and have no reason to take a risk with Darvish, who is signed through 2017. "With everything else we've dealt with and how important he is, we've said once he's completely asymptomatic and the doctor clears him, we'd get another scan and then if everything is clear, we'd get him back pitching," Daniels said. "By the calendar and how close to the end of the season we are, I don't know that it will allow him to pitch again. ... It doesn't seem to make a whole lot of sense to me to take a risk when the MRI clearly shows there is something going on in there."
 
8/23/2014 6:35:00 PM
Description: Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish (elbow) has not resumed throwing and will not return from the disabled list on Monday according to Fox Sports Southwest.
Insight: Darvish is eligible to return from the DL on August 25 when Texas begins its 10-game road trip in Seattle, but that will not happen. There is no timetable for his return and with the Rangers out of the race, perhaps he is done for the season.
 
8/19/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers starter Yu Darvish (elbow) is not expected to return on Aug. 25.
Insight: When Darvish was placed on the DL, manager Ron Washington said he expected the right-hander to return when first eligible. Now, he said he's "backing off" the idea of Darvish being back for Aug. 25. "I'm not really thinking about the 25th," Washington said. "I just don't know what's going to be. I don't know what’s going to happen there."
 
8/15/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: According to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, Rangers manager Ron Washington expects Yu Darvish to return to the rotation on Aug. 25.
Insight: Darvish felt tightness in his elbow while playing catch Monday and he was placed on the disabled list as a precaution. He has no structural damage and should be ready to start at Seattle in 10 days.
 
8/14/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: The MRI on Rangers ace Yu Darvish showed only mild inflamation, according to sportswriter Anthony Andro.
Insight: No structural damage. He lasted four innings Saturday and felt tightness while playing catch Monday, but he shouldn't be gone long.
 
8/13/2014 9:30:00 PM
Description: Rangers GM Jon Daniels said that the decision to place Yu Darvish on the disabled list with elbow inflammation was a precautionary move.
Insight: Darvish will undergo an MRI Thursday, but initial exams indicated the injury doesn't involved his UCL. He lasted four innings Saturday and felt tightness while playing catch Monday.
 
8/13/2014 8:09:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation, according to the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Darvish will undergo an MRI Thursday, but initial exams indicated the injury doesn't involved his UCL. He lasted four innings Saturday and felt tightness while playing catch Monday.
 
8/9/2014 11:16:00 PM
Description: A rare bad outing for Rangers starter Yu Darvish against the Houston Astros.
Insight: Rarer still because the Houston lineup was missing a number of pieces in Jose Altuve, George Springer and Dexter Fowler. Although Darvish is 10-7 with a solid ERA his WHIP has taken a jump from last season - 1.073 to 1.260.
 
7/18/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters over 6 2/3 innings Friday at Toronto.
Insight: Darvish gave up one run on five hits to get his ninth win. The right-hander has a 2.88 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 154 Ks in 122 innings this season, so he's been exactly what fantasy owners expected.
 
7/8/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Rangers starter Yu Darvish was hit in the head by a line drive while throwing in the outfield during batting practice Tuesday, but Darvish is expected to start Wednesday, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: Darvish was examined by a team doctor Tuesday night and he'll be checked again Wednesday, but he should be good to go against the Astros, a team he's nearly no-hit three times since the start of 2013.
 
7/3/2014 7:46:00 PM
Description: The Rangers have pushed Yu Darvish back from Thursday to Friday due to the uncertainty of the weather, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.
Insight: The Rangers don't want Darvish to start Thursday and then have to come out due to a lengthy rain delay. Darvish will start Friday against the Mets instead and Scott Baker will take the ball Thursday against the Orioles.
 
6/28/2014 8:13:00 PM
Description: Rangers ace Yu Darvish ended a personal two-game losing streak Saturday against the Twins.
Insight: Darvish (8-4, 2.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) struck out 10 and walked over over eight shutout innings. He's allowed zero runs in six of his 15 starts this season. After giving up 1.12 HR/9 last season, he's allowed just 0.60 this year.
 
6/11/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Rangers ace Yu Darvish earned his first career shutout Wednesday against Miami.
Insight: With the way he's pitched since coming onto the scene in 2012, it's hard to believe Darvish didn't have a shutout until now. His tidy 2.11 ERA is among the best in the major leagues and Darvish is one of just six big league pitchers with 100 or more strikeouts this season. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against Oakland.
 
6/1/2014 7:55:00 PM
Description: Texas right-hander Yu Darvish was dominant Sunday in his return to the starting rotation.
Insight: He delivered 12 punchouts over eight scoreless frames. Opposing hitters are now batting just .210 against Darvish (5-2, 2.08 ERA) in 2014. When healthy, Darvish is a top-ten fantasy pitcher.