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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Tuesday that he's "backing off" his announced intent for Darvish (elbow) to pitch Aug. 25 against Seattle, the Dallas Morning News reports.

The skipper said last Friday that he had been given no indication that Darvish would need more than the minimum 15 days required his DL stint, but he backtracked Tuesday, saying simply "I don't know what's going to happen there." Darvish has not thrown in the week since he hit the DL, and while the team has not suggested the right-hander is dealing with anything more significant than the original diagnosis of inflammation, Darvish's status for a return is completely up in the air at the moment.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington said Friday that he expects Darvish (elbow) to return to the rotation Aug. 25 against the Mariners, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Whereas Darvish created some doubt as to his short-term outlook Thursday, saying "I don't want to go out there and risk my future," Washington was clear in his desire to get the right-hander back as soon as possible. Washington said that he has been given "no indication that it would be more than 15 days" for Darvish, who has been diagnosed with just mild elbow inflammation. The Rangers will be able to get by without a fifth starter in the interim.

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Darvish has been diagnosed with mild elbow inflammation, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

An MRI confirmed the original diagnosis of elbow inflammation for Darvish, who will wait until the pain subsides before resuming a throwing program. The Rangers reportedly don't think the issue is a long-term concern, and Darvish suggested he could pitch through the injury but he just doesn't want to risk his future. Regardless, it's uncertain whether Darvish return this season.

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Darvish (elbow) will undergo an MRI, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

The Rangers understandably want to know the full extent of Darvish's injury before deciding on a course of action, so they'll send him for additional testing Thursday. GM Jon Daniels said he doesn't think the ligament is involved. Darvish was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with what has been tentatively labeled elbow inflammation, and Robbie Ross will be recalled to start in his place Thursday.

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Darvish was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday with right elbow inflammation, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Darvish reported feeling soreness while playing catch Monday, and with the way this season has gone for the Rangers, it's hardly a surprise that they've decided to shut him down for the time being. He'll be eligible to return Aug. 25, but it's too early to tell whether he'll be ready by then. Robbie Ross will start in his absence Thursday.

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Darvish struck out seven and walked four while giving up six runs -- five earned -- on nine hits over four innings in a losing effort Saturday night.

Saturday's start marked the fifth time in the last 10 outings that Darvish has allowed four or more runs. By all accounts, he's healthy, so there's little reason to be concerned in that regard, but the bullpen protecting his leads and offense providing his run support leave plenty to be desired. He'll make his third attempt at collecting win No. 11 on the season Thursday against the Rays in Arlington.

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Darvish was unlucky to have no say in the decision Sunday, as he held the Indians to one run over seven innings while striking out eight batters.

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Yu Darvish pitched seven innings of two-run ball to beat the Yankees on Monday.

Darvish had some trouble with Brett Gardner, who homered twice, and Derek Jeter, who came through with three hits, but he was able to shut down the rest of the lineup, striking out eight in the process. He's 10-6 with a 2.90 ERA this year and 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in five career starts versus the Yankees.

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Yu Darvish allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings and took the loss on Wednesday against the Yankees in a rain-shortened affair.

Darvish made a couple of mistakes in the third inning, talking in Francisco Cervelli to tie the game at 1-1, then allowing a solo home run to Brett Gardner to make it a 2-1 game. Overall, Darvish allowed four hits, walked none, and struck out five. Darvish now owns a 2.92 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 159/42 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Yankees again in his next start, this time at home on Monday.

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Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters while allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.

The only run scored on a solo blast from Colby Rasmus in his final inning of work. Darvish gave up five hits and three walks in the victory. He now has six double-digit strikeout games this season and has fanned 154 batters over 122 frames this season. He'll bring a 2.88 ERA into a matchup against the Yankees next week in New York.