Yu Darvish SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish began a throwing program on Monday as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Darvish underwent the procedure in March and is questionable for the start of the 2016 season.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 4 months ago

Darvish (elbow) has finished the range-of-motion part of his rehab, and will now begin exercises to strengthen his forearm, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports

Darvish won't even think about throwing for quite some time following mid-March Tommy John surgery, but his recovery seems to be going well so far. This is at least encouraging news for owners in dynasty formats who had to bite the bullet with the Rangers' ace this year.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 5 months ago

Darvish (elbow) was officially placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Darvish is expected to miss the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in mid-March, so this move was merely a formality needed to clear another spot on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old right-hander can safely be dropped in all non-dynasty formats.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

Darvish's Tommy John Surgery went as expected, John Blake of texasrangers.com reports.

Darvish now faces a long period of rest, followed by a lengthy rehabilitation process. He'll hope to return for the start of the 2016 season but is no lock to do so.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

Darvish (elbow) will undergo Tommy John Surgery and miss the entire 2015 season, ESPN Dallas reports.

Darvish is slated for surgery with Dr. James Andrews next week, and he'll be sidelined for the entire season with the goal of returning in 2016. An MRI on Friday revealed partially torn ligaments in his throwing elbow one day after Darvish experienced discomfort while warming up for his spring debut. The All-Star finished last season with a 10-7 record and 3.06 ERA in 22 starts.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

General manager Jon Daniels indicated Wednesday that Darvish is expected to need Tommy John surgery, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The Rangers will send Darvish's MRIs to Dr. James Andrews for third opinion, but the first two doctors both recommended Tommy John surgery. If that winds up the case, he will miss the remainder of the 2015 season and likely part of the 2016 season as well due to the injury. The club indicated it would turn to pitchers within the organization to take his spot in the rotation should it be necessary.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

A final decision on Darvish (elbow) is not expected Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Werth Star-Telegram reports.

Contrary to prior reports, the Rangers will likely hold off on making an announcement regarding the plan for Darvish. His preliminary MRI revealed a sprained UCL in his right elbow, an injury which typically required Tommy John surgery, and he went to New York on Monday for a second opinion. Perhaps the team will seek a third opinion before ruling out rest and rehabilitation.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

The Rangers will announce their plan for Darvish (elbow) on Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

Darvish's spring debut was cut short after just one inning with what was first labeled right triceps tightness, but a subsequent MRI revealed a much more serious issue. The exam revealed a sprain to the ulnar collateral ligament, an injury which may very well require Tommy John surgery, though the Rangers sent Darvish to New York on Monday for a second opinion from Mets medical director Dr. David Altcheck. Even if Darvish is spared Tommy John surgery, he likely wouldn't be able to throw for at least six weeks, meaning a four-month absence would probably be a best-case scenario.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

Darvish has been diagnosed with a sprained UCL, Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports.

Tommy John surgery is being discussed, with an MRI showing damage to the UCL in Darvish's throwing elbow. It appears to be crushing blow to a Rangers team that dealt with countless injuries last year, but until the club receives additional consultation, there will not be an official decision regarding surgery. Darvish left Thursday's spring game with what was first labeled right triceps tightness.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 6 months ago

Darvish will undergo an MRI Friday afternoon, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

This standard procedure for the Rangers, so there's no need to freak out yet over any long term injury for Darvish. He does now carry some risk as a draft pick, but we'll get an update late Friday or early Saturday and see how the MRI went.