Yu Darvish SP TEX 2 Days

Yu Darvish said Monday that he'll be fine for his scheduled start Wednesday despite a cut on his right thumb.

Darvish cut the thumb with his index finger while throwing a curveball during his last start but was able to pitch through it. "Even when I was throwing it didn't hurt me," said Darvish. "I've done this so many teams that probably the nerve isn't working anymore so it didn't hurt me at all." Darvish is slated to face Felix Hernandez and the Mariners Wednesday.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 4 Days

Yu Darvish was outstanding in Friday's no-decision against the Astros, allowing just one hit and striking out nine over eight shutout innings.

Darvish carried a perfect game into the sixth inning where Matt Dominguez singled on an 0-2 offering. He issued just one walk on the night, needing 101 pitches to get through eight frames. Unfortunately for him, Scott Feldman was brilliant on the other side of the diamond and the Rangers couldn't scratch out a run for him. He has now tossed 15 scoreless innings to begin the season, with a 15/2 K/BB ratio. He'll look to extend that dominance on Wednesday when he takes on the Mariners at home.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 10 Days

Rangers activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 15-day disabled list.

Darvish missed his first turn through the rotation due to discomfort in his neck, but he's ready to take the ball on Sunday against the Rays. The right-hander put up a 2.83 ERA and an MLB-best 277 strikeouts in 209 2/3 innings last season.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 14 Days

Yu Darvish (neck) will make his 2014 regular-season debut on Sunday in Tampa Bay.

Darvish threw an 86-pitch bullpen session Tuesday at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas and reported no lingering discomfort in his neck on Wednesday. The right-hander had a dominant 2.83 ERA and an MLB-best 277 strikeouts in 209 2/3 innings last season. He should be a fantasy ace throughout 2014.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 15 Days

Yu Darvish (neck) threw 86 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday evening at Globe Life Park.

Darvish made it through the workout unscathed, but the Rangers aren't going to make any determinations about his return timetable until they see how feels Wednesday morning. Darvish was placed on the 15-day disabled list in late March with neck discomfort. He is eligible to be activated this weekend.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 17 Days

Rangers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a neck injury.

The good news is that he threw a 32-pitch bullpen session Sunday without incident and will throw another 'pen session Tuesday. Darvish will be eligible to rejoin the Rangers' rotation next weekend, and it's sound like there's a chance he'll be ready at that time.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 18 Days

Yu Darvish (neck) long-tossed at 100 feet and threw 30 flat-ground pitches on Saturday.

Darvish is scheduled for a similar workout on Sunday. He has already been ruled out for Opening Day due to neck discomfort, but the ace right-hander should join the Rangers' rotation at some point in early April.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 19 Days

Yu Darvish (neck) will play catch Saturday.

Darvish was cleared of any structural damage in his neck on Wednesday but has already been ruled out for Opening Day. The Rangers are hoping he'll be ready to go in early April.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 21 Days

Yu Darvish does not have any structural damage in his neck.

Excellent news for the Rangers. Darvish will play catch on Saturday and go from there. He will not pitch Opening Day, but could be an option shortly thereafter depending on how he progresses in the coming days.

Yu Darvish SP TEX 22 Days

Yu Darvish (neck) will not start for the Rangers on Opening Day.

Darvish is dealing with discomfort in his neck and will be sent back to Dallas for further evaluation, as the Rangers are concerned that has other issues. He's at risk for beginning the year on the disabled list. The Rangers have yet to announce a replacement for Opening Day, but Martin Perez is a logical candidate.