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Darvish (elbow) has been cleared to begin throwing on his normal schedule, MLB.com reports.

A bout of elbow inflammation ended Darvish's season in August, but the right-hander checked out in an MRI and a subsequent examination in Arlington on Tuesday. Currently restricted to a training program, he is expected to start up with his throwing early next month. Although Darvish's WHIP jumped by close to 20 points in 2014, he maintained a strikeout rate above 30 percent (30.1%) while trimming his walk rate to a career-low 8.1 percent.

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Darvish (elbow) will have his MRI postponed until early next week, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

The reason for the delay is unknown, but it likely won't impact Darvish's offseason timetable. He's had the MRI scheduled for several weeks, and a clean bill of health will allow him to go forward with his usual offseason routine, which typically doesn't involve throwing until December.

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Darvish will report to Arlington on November 20 for an MRI on his elbow, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

In addition to the MRI, Darvish will meet with the Rangers' medical staff, and with new manager Jeff Banister. To this point, Darvish has been going through the typical offseason workout routine, and it should be noted that this MRI has been on the schedule for several weeks. Typically, Darvish doesn't begin throwing until December, however, and a clean MRI later this month would presumably give him the green light to continue following his regular schedule.

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Darvish (elbow) will get an MRI on his elbow in November, ESPN Dallas reports.

Darvish was shut down before the end of the 2014 season with elbow inflammation. If the MRI goes as expected, he'll be able to undergo a normal offseason program, and should be good to go by the start of spring training.

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Darvish (elbow) is not expected to resume throwing before he returns home at the end of the season, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

Darvish still has not been cleared to throw, more than a month after being shut down due to elbow inflammation, and he likely won't be before the end of September. The Rangers figure to monitor Darvish's progress closely in Japan in the offseason, though there's been nothing to suggest the right-hander is any danger of missing the start of the 2015 campaign.

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Darvish (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

Darvish isn't going to pitch again this season anyway, so the team made the move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Guilder Rodriguez, who the team added to the active roster Sunday. Darvish should be good to go for the start of next season, however, as he will use the rest of the season and the offseason to rehab.

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Darvish (elbow) will not pitch again for the Rangers this season, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

With the Rangers well out of the playoff hunt, they decided not to take any chances with their star right-hander and shut Darvish down for the year. The Rangers appear to be taking the cautious route and do not seem overly concerned about Darvish's health, so he should be good to go for Opening Day next year.

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Darvish (elbow) is scheduled to undergo another examination Thursday, ESPNDallas.com reports.

The Rangers understandably want to keep close tabs on Darvish's progress, but GM Jon Daniels said recently that even if the right-hander is cleared to begin a throwing program, it's probably not worth returning him to action this season. Darvish did not experience any issues with his arm in his last start Aug. 9, but the inflammation crept up shortly thereafter, leading to his placement on the 15-day DL. He could be a 60-day candidate if the decision is made to formally rule him out for the year.

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Darvish (elbow) is unlikely to pitch again this season, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports. "We're going to make a common sense decision," general manager Jon Daniels said Wednesday. "We are leaning towards not taking any chances."

The Rangers' ace has made significant improvement in the symptoms related to his elbow inflammation, but nothing seems to have changed on this front, and Darvish owners should plan on him not pitching again until 2015.

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Darvish (elbow) still has yet to throw a baseball since going on the DL on August 13, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

He hasn't officially been shut down for the season, but there's little reason to think he'll be able to pitch again this year with just four weeks remaining in the season.