15DYu Darvish SP TEX 4 days ago

Darvish (elbow) will begin his rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco on Sunday and he will be on a 30-pitch limit, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Rangers' ace has had some starts and stops along the way during his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but it appears that he's finally ready to move on to a rehab assignment at the end of the upcoming weekend. He will only throw 30 pitches or two innings Sunday, so he'll likely need several more rehab outings to stretch out before returning to the Rangers. There is still optimism that he could come off the disabled list at some point in mid-to-late May, but given his expected workload for Sunday, it could be on the latter end of that timetable.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 6 days ago

Darvish (elbow) will throw his next batting practice session on Tuesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Darvish had his rehab appearance scheduled for Tuesday cancelled, but he'll continue his rehab process in a more controlled setting. He could still appear in a rehab start within the next week depending on how he feels after the bullpen session. Despite the wait on a rehab appearance, the right-hander is still expected to be back with Texas in mid-to-late May.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 1 week ago

Rangers GM Jon Daniels told MLB Network Radio on Sunday that Darvish (elbow) is expected to return from the disabled list in mid-to-late May.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While Daniels acknowledged Darvish wasn't as sharp as the team had hoped in his most recent bullpen session Thursday, it's not expected to dramatically delay the right-hander's recovery timetable from Tommy John surgery. The Rangers decided to cancel Darvish's rehab assignment at Double-A Frisco that was scheduled for Tuesday, but he could still be called on to pitch with a minor-league affiliate at some point later in the week.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 1 week ago

Darvish (elbow) will not begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Tuesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Instead, Darvish will face live hitters in a controlled environment once more, but there has been nothing to suggest he suffered a setback of any kind. It seems the Rangers are just being cautious with the right-hander as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Darvish threw his first live session less than 10 days ago.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 1 week ago

Darvish (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday and remains on track to begin a rehab assignment early next week, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Darvish threw 47 pitches without issue in Thursday's session. The Rangers will wait until Friday to determine the next step in his recovery, but if all checks out, he is lined up to kick off an official rehab assignment Tuesday.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 2 weeks ago

Darvish (elbow) is on track to begin a rehab assignment early next week, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Darvish tossed his second live batting practice session Sunday and will throw another such session Thursday before the Rangers determine a rehab schedule for their ace, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery. After being sidelined for a full calendar year following the procedure, Darvish figures to see his workload increased slowly during his rehab, so it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't rejoin the Rangers rotation until the second half of May.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Darvish threw 30 pitches in his first live batting practice session Wednesday in Arlington.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He threw 15 pitches in consecutive innings against members of the Double-A Frisco lineup, as Frisco had an off day Wednesday. Everything went well for Darvish, and his next live batting practice session is scheduled for Sunday. Things continue to progress as planned for the Rangers' ace, and a mid-May return remains possible.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Darvish is expected to throw live batting practice Wednesday, Jeff Wilson of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Darvish went through a throwing workout Saturday, throwing two sets of 25 pitches in a simulated setting. He'll progress to facing live hitters for the first time Wednesday and remains on track to return to the Rangers' rotation sometime around mid-May.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Darvish (elbow) will throw to hitters next week in what amounts to live batting practice, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, and continues to progress favorably in his return from Tommy John surgery. A mid-May return still seems like the best bet, and while it is unclear what the next step will be after next week's live BP, a minor league rehab assignment doesn't seem too far off, provided there are no setbacks.

15DYu Darvish SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Darvish (elbow) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Darvish is continuing to work his way back from Tommy John surgery just about 13 months ago, and so far everything has gone off without a hitch. He'll continue to throw bullpen sessions and, if all goes well, is expected to rejoin the big league rotation by mid-May.