Yu Darvish
SP TEX
5 days ago

Darvish (2-2) pitched six innings Friday, allowing three runs (two earned), seven hits and one walk while striking out 11 Royals in the loss.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish was outdueled by Royals' starter Danny Duffy, but left the game without much bad to be said about his performance. Making just his fifth start since August 2014 due to injury, Darvish amassed double-digit strikeouts for the first time since July 18, 2014. Friday also marked the right-hander's longest outing since returning, and his highest pitch total (91). The 29-year-old appears ready to pay dividends to those owners that have patiently waited for the Japanese star to return to form.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Darvish (2-1) (shoulder) mowed down nine Cubs over just 4.1 innings in Saturday's 3-1 loss, while giving up two earned runs on two hits and four walks.

EDGE Analysis

The returning righty certainly had his moments over his time on the mound, notching 13 swinging strikes and setting a new season high in strikeouts. The outing was Darvish's shortest on the season however, and was largely brought about by control problems that saw him equal a season high with four walks and throw 90 pitches. He'll try to get back on the winning side of the ledger on Friday versus the Royals.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) was activated from the DL and will start Saturday's game against the Cubs, the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

EDGE Analysis

It will be a tough matchup for the Rangers' ace's first start since June 8, but he should still be deployed in most formats. Darvish has a 2.87 ERA and 29.7 percent K-rate through three starts this year, but going deep into games has been an issue, as he is averaging just over five innings per start in his return from Tommy John surgery.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) threw a bullpen on Wednesday and is expected to be activated off the disabled list to start on Saturday against the Cubs, Rangers Executive VP of Communications John Blake reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish will join a rotation in desperate need of depth. Along with Darvish, the Rangers currently have Derek Holland and Colby Lewis on the disabled list. Expect Darvish to be on a pitch count when he takes on the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. He hasn't pitched since June 8.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) could come off the DL to start Texas' second game after the All-Star break if his rehab start at Double-A Frisco on Sunday goes well, T,R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

An official decision could come as early as late Sunday, though it's more likely that Texas will wait until early in the week to see if Darvish is able to go through his between-start bullpen session without any issues. A pitcher of Darvish's caliber is usually a slam dunk lineup addition, but he'll have a tough initial draw in Wrigley against the Cubs.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) will get another rehab outing with Double-A Frisco on Sunday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish has pitched in six rehab starts up to this point, posting a 1.20 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 15 innings of work. He is still on pace to return just after the second half of the season begins after being place on the DL retroactive to June 9. Darvish could make another start after Sunday, but the Rangers might elect to let him rest and throw another bullpen before rejoining the club.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) threw 32 pitches in the bullpen Thursday and he's expected to make a second rehab start over the weekend at Double-A Frisco, T.R, Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish is expected to need an additional rehab start following his upcoming effort this weekend, and the struggling Texas rotation will be welcoming him back with open arms. A return during the abbreviated week following the All-Star game seems unlikely but a return shortly thereafter seems a given.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
3 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) gave up three runs (two earned) over two-plus innings with five strikeouts in his first rehab start Monday for Double-A Frisco.

EDGE Analysis

As shaky as he was, the five strikeouts are a great sign that his arm is healthy and all his pitches are moving like normal. Darvish threw just 42 pitches as the Rangers are easing him into the rehab assignment, which will include at least one more start before he returns to the majors. Expect him to rejoin Texas's rotation shortly after the All-Star break.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
4 weeks ago

Darvish (shoulder) will make a rehab start at Double-A Frisco on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

After he threw a successful sim-game on Wednesday, the Rangers feel comfortable with sending Darvish out to begin his rehab assignment Monday. He's expected to throw roughly 45 pitches or three innings during his outing at Double-A Frisco. Given that pitch count, he'll likely need at least one more rehab start to push his pitch count up towards a more normal workload.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
1 month ago

Darvish (shoulder) threw a 46-pitch simulated game Wednesday and the next step could be a rehab assignment, the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said it will be important to see if Darvish reports any soreness Thursday. If everything checks out, he could head out on a rehab assignment, making his first rehab start either Monday or Tuesday. He will be capped at four innings or 60 pitches in his next outing. The Rangers are hedging as to whether Darvish will need one or two rehab starts. They have said he could return to the rotation even if he was only capable of giving them 75-80 pitches, but there's also talk that he won't be back until after the All-Star break, which would point to two rehab starts.