Yu Darvish
SP TEX
24 minutes ago

Darvish (triceps) will make his next start Wednesday against the Indians, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish left Friday's game before the eighth inning with triceps tightness during one of his best starts of the season. The right-hander only allowed two hits while striking out 10 and could have likely gotten to the ninth inning since he only tossed 88 pitches at the time of his exit. The Rangers could monitor his pitch count a bit more closely for Wednesday's game, but he should be a reliable option for fantasy purposes.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
23 hours ago

Darvish (triceps) says he expects to make his next scheduled start Wednesday against the Indians, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish was removed before the eighth inning of Friday's game due to triceps tightness, though the move was ultimately said to be precautionary. He was able to play catch Saturday with no issues, indicating that he should be ready to take his next turn in the rotation when it comes around Wednesday.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
1 day ago

Darvish was pulled as a precautionary measure before the eighth inning of Friday's start against the Yankees with triceps tightness, Emily Jones of Fox Sports Southwest reports.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish had needed just 88 pitches to throw seven shutout innings, so it was assumed that something was up when he didn't come out for the eighth. Given Darvish's injury history, it's understandable that the Rangers didn't want to push him at even the slightest hint of tightness. As this move was called precautionary, he shouldn't be expected to miss a start, but his progress should be monitored throughout the week.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 days ago

Darvish (6-5) fired seven shutout innings on two hits while striking out 10, but received no decision Friday against the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish was locked up in a pitcher's duel against Masahiro Tanaka, and the Rangers were unable to get him any run support, keeping him from earning his seventh win of the season. This was just the second time over his last five starts that he's held an opponent to fewer than three runs, but his 3.12 ERA makes him an outstanding fantasy option. He'll make his next start Wednesday against the Indians.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
7 days ago

Darvish (6-5) took the loss and allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings Sunday against the Mariners. He struck out six and walked one.

EDGE Analysis

The five runs Darvish allowed is the most he has allowed in all of 2017, which is actually pretty impressive. Still, that doesn't excuse him for a dismal start, in which he threw first-pitch strikes to just 11 of the 23 batters he faced. Over his last five starts, he's allowed 15 runs in 30.1 innings. However, he still has a 3.35 ERA on the season.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Darvish (6-4) allowed one run on one hit and three walks across seven innings in Monday's win over the Astros. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish kept the Houston lineup off balance all night, with the only hit against him coming in the form of an RBI single by Alex Bregman after Carlos Beltran had walked in the fourth. He kept the ball down to great effect, inducing 12 ground ball outs, and he completed four one-two-three innings en route to his first victory since May 21. Darvish tied a season low in strikeouts in this one, but he looked quite comfortable in quieting a potent lineup and will carry a tidy 3.03 ERA into Sunday's matchup with the Mariners.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
2 weeks ago

Darvish struck out nine batters over 7.1 innings against the Mets on Wednesday, allowing three runs on three hits (two homers) and a walk. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets could barely touch Darvish -- with the lone major exception of Jay Bruce, who tagged him for two homers that drove in all three runs off the Japanese righty. Darvish has now allowed 12 homers over 82 innings this year, a career-worst rate. On the bright side, he's kept the walks under control in his last two starts and he's still striking batters out at an impressive clip. Despite his long-ball proclivities, Darvish's 3.18 ERA and 1.13 WHIP don't leave much room for complaint, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him improve on those numbers as the season wears on.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
1 month ago

Darvish (5-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four across six innings to take the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish made one costly mistake, which resulted in a three-run homer to Jose Bautista, leading to his third loss of the campaign. He remains an excellent fantasy option with a 2.97 ERA while fanning more than a batter per inning. He'll make his next start Friday against the Astros.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
1 month ago

Darvish (5-2) allowed two runs on five hits and four walks across five innings during Sunday's win over the Tigers. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Darvish's final line was acceptable, but it could have been much worse, as he narrowly escaped a jam with the bases loaded in the first inning and consistently put men on thereafter. He seemed to struggle with his efficiency at times as he worked at a slow pace, resulting in his removal after 105 pitches through five innings of work. Despite shaky moments in this one, Darvish has been excellent over his last six starts, posting a 2.53 ERA, a 10.4 K/9 and a 4-0 record in that span. His next outing will come Saturday against the Blue Jays.

Yu Darvish
SP TEX
1 month ago

Darvish (4-2) gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out nine over seven innings in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

He fired an impressive 70 of 95 pitches for strikes in recording his fifth straight quality start and seventh in nine outings. Darvish still hasn't quite returned to his pre-surgery form -- his current 9.4 K/9 would be a career low since coming over from Japan -- but fantasy GMs have no complaints about his 2.76 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. The 30-year-old will next take the mound Sunday in Detroit.