Yu Darvish RUMORS & NEWS

  • Yu Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner”

    Hardball Talk "Quality, quality quote from Yu Darvish after last night’s win over the Yankees. A win which was only blemished by two Brett Gardner home runs. Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.”" July 29

  • Yu Darvish Pushes for a Six-Man Rotation

    New York Times "Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka, old friends and rivals from both the Pacific League in Japan and the American League, met in the tunnel underneath Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon and chatted. The men have much in common. Both were highly successful in Japan, and both converted that into..." July 22

  • Rangers starter Yu Darvish hit by glancing blow in the head

    Dallas Morning News "Yes, the injury thing really is becoming surreal for the Texas Rangers. On Tuesday, RHP Yu Darvish was hit in the head by a line drive while throwing in the outfield. Darvish was doing some flat ground work when Leonys Martin hit a ball in batting practice that tipped off Derek Holland’s glove..." July 09

  • Magnificent Yu Darvish helps Rangers salvage series

    Dallas Morning News "For the finale of the longest road trip of their season, teetering on the edge of once again falling below .500, the Rangers on Sunday put together a lineup that included: A leadoff man with a broken face subbing for a guy with a sore ankle who had been scheduled to sub for the sore-ankled..." June 02

  • Yu Darvish is past stiff neck setback, ready for Sunday’s start

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The neck stiffness that forced Yu Darvish to miss his last start has subsided and he said he’s good to go for Sunday’s start against the Nationals. “There’s no problem at all,” said Darvish, who threw 20-25 pitches in a bullpen session Friday. “I felt as good as the bullpen session I had in..." May 31

  • Yu Darvish scheduled to start Sunday for Rangers

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish said on Wednesday that he is on track to start Sunday for the Texas Rangers, a day after neck stiffness forced him to be scratched from a start against the Minnesota Twins. The right-hander went through a full workout at Target Field and threw off flat ground without any lingering..." May 29

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    John Blake @RangerBlake

    Yu Darvish has been scratched from tonight's start due to neck stiffness. Texas starter is TBA.

  • MLB awards hit to Ortiz in Darvish no-hit bid

    ESPN Dallas "Major League Baseball has changed David Ortiz's ball that originally was scored an error to a single in Yu Darvish's near no-hitter last Friday. The ball, which was hit in the air to right field and dropped between second baseman Rougned Odor and right fielder Alex Rios in the seventh inning,..." May 14

  • Yu Darvish comes off DL, becomes fastest to 500 K in MLB history

    CBSSports.com "A stiff neck sent Rangers ace Yu Darvish to the DL to start the season, but he was activated on Sunday and is making his first start of the year this afternoon. In the very first inning, he made some history by striking out reigning AL Rookie of the Year Wil Myers: As that moment, Darvish..." April 07

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    Richard Durrett @espn_durrett

    #Rangers Yu Darvish will start Sunday in Tampa.

  • Yu Darvish feels 'strong' during 86-pitch bullpen session

    CBSSports.com "Rangers ace Yu Darvish began the season on the disabled list with a neck injury and Tuesday came through a bullpen session with what has to be considered pretty great news. Via a Rangers press release, here's the low down: Pitcher Yu Darvish continued his throwing program on Tuesdaywith an..." April 01

  • Rangers 'very encouraged' by Yu Darvish's bullpen session

    CBSSports.com "According to Richard Durrett of ESPN Dallas, Rangers manager Ron Washington was "very encouraged" by Yu Darvish's bullpen session on Sunday. The team's ace is starting the season on the DL with a neck issue. "The report I got was that it was just as good as it was before he got hurt," said..." March 31

  • Yu Darvish throws off flat ground

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish threw off flat ground up to 100 feet on Saturday at Globe Life Park in Arlington and also threw 30 pitches off flat ground. He's scheduled to throw on Sunday, but it's unclear exactly what that will entail. Darvish will officially go on the disabled list on Sunday...." March 30

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    #Rangers get good news on Yu Darvish. No structural damage in neck. Will play catch Saturday before a plan going forward is devised.

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    Jeff Wilson @JeffWilson_FWST

    Yu Darvish scratched from Opening Day start. To see neck/back specialist Dr. Drew Dossett tomorrow. #Rangers

  • Yu Darvish unlikely to make Opening Day start due to neck injury

    Hardball Talk "Texas hasn’t officially changed its Opening Day plans yet, but T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports that Yu Darvish is unlikely to make his Game 1 start because of a stiff neck. For now general manager Jon Daniels is saying the Rangers could simply push back Darvish’s start, basically moving him to..." March 25

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    Drew Davison @drewdavison

    Yu Darvish has been scratched from his minor league start because of neck stiffness. #Rangers say it's day to day at this point.

  • Darvish: Yankees gave Tanaka 'little bit too much'

    Fox Sports Southwest "The huge contract the New York Yankees gave Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka didn't go unnoticed by Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish. Darvish, who helped set the bar with his $56-million deal before the 2012 season, was surprised by Tanaka's seven year, $155-million deal. Tanaka may have..." February 18

  • Rangers Darvish dealt with offseason hip discomfort

    Fox Sports "Texas right-hander Yu Darvish, who had lower back problems of the 2013 season, is feeling good after changing his offseason workout routine because of hip discomfort. Darvish told members of the Japanese media that his hip discomfort came to an end in the middle of January when he was told by..." February 17

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    Jesse Spector @jessespector

    Rangers say Yu Darvish’s nerve inflammation in his back has subsided, and he should be fine for his offseason work. Good news.

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    Anthony Andro @aandro

    Yu Darvish had injection yesterday for nerve issue in lower back. Had bothered him since late August.

  • Rangers Yu Darvish dealing with normal wear and tear of season

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish confirmed Tuesday night that he is dealing with a physical issue although Darvish and the Texas Rangers don’t seem overly concerned about it. It’s been classified as more normal wear and tear of a 162-game season. “Well it’s no more than what’s already out there” manager Ron..." September 25

  • Darvish, Beltre lead Rangers to 3-2 win over Astros

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Adrian Beltre came through with a go-ahead homer in the sixth the bullpen picked up a subpar start by Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers held on for a 3-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. The Rangers remain one-game back for the second wild card of the Cleveland Indians which had..." September 25

  • Yu Darvish and hard luck losses

    CBSSports.com "Perhaps lost in the shuffle of the fanfare for Monday night's Pirates win -- their 82nd meaning they'll finish with a winning record for the first time since the (first) Bush administration -- was that Rangers starter Yu Darvish dropped a 1-0 decision. It marked the third time this season that..." September 10

  • Debate swirling over Yu Darvish’s ace status

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Just as some baseball people don’t believe that a player can be clutch or that certain hitters possess a special talent for driving in runs Yu Darvish doesn’t believe in the concept of the ace pitcher. A team’s best starting pitcher has the same task as the weakest link of the rotation — to..." August 30

  • Darvish, Nathan combine for one-hitter in Rangers’ 2-1 victory over Astros

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish saw Marwin Gonzalez spoil his perfect game bid after retiring the first 26 batters on April 2. He didn’t get that close to perfection again against the Astros on Monday afternoon but was five outs away from throwing the Rangers’ sixth no-hitter in club history. This time though it..." August 12

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    Yu Darvish has had 4 games of 14+ K's this year. That's more than Verlander Smoltz Halladay Santana Maddux or Spahn had in whole careers

  • Yu Darvish returns to send Rangers past Yankees

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "On any other night, the performance turned in by Yu Darvish as he returned from the disabled list would rate as the biggest development for the Texas Rangers. Instead, Matt Garza was casting a shadow over the pitching mound at Rangers Ballpark on Monday, and he was 900 miles away in Phoenix..." July 23

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    MLB announces Matt Moore has replaced Yu Darvish on the AL All-Star team.

  • Rangers put Yu Darvish on DL with fatigue of his trapezius muscle

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers RHP Yu Darvish will be placed on the disabled list Thursday, retroactive to Sunday, with fatigue of the trapezius muscle in his upper back. The Rangers anticipate Darvish will be ready to be activated the first day he is eligible, which is July 22. It means he will essentially only..." July 11

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    Rich Dubroff @RichDubroffCSN

    Texas RHP Yu Darvish to go on DL with strained right shoulder and miss Thursday's start with #Orioles.

  • Verlander, Darvish set to duel in marquee mound matchup

    Detroit News "The Tigers four-game weekend series against the Rangers is a matchup of first-place teams. And fittingly, the opener features two of the premier pitchers — Tigers ace Justin Verlander (4-3, 1.93 ERA), who has led the American League in strikeouts three of the past four seasons, against Rangers..." May 16

  • Justin Verlander, Yu Darvish to do battle in big series between Tigers, Rangers

    Michigan Live "Our weekly look at the Detroit Tigers: Who's hot: Jhonny Peralta struggled through a sub-par season in 2012. But with the 2013 season nearing its one-quarter mark, Peralta is hitting .315 and has helped stretch out the lineup for the Tigers. Peralta is hitting .382 (13-for-34) with one home..." May 13

  • Darvish, Rangers cap solid April with win over White Sox

    Fox Sports Southwest "The Texas Rangers couldn't have drawn up the conclusion to April any better Tuesday night. The Rangers had their top pitcher on the mound and an offense that woke up after a bad weekend in Minnesota. That combination of Yu Darvish and a suddenly hot offense proved to be too much for the..." May 01

  • Rangers’ nine-run fourth more than enough for Yu Darvish

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish was so masterful at times Wednesday night that it appeared one run would be enough for him to pitch the Texas Rangers to victory. But they scored nine times for him in the fourth inning just to be safe. The big inning and six dominant innings from Darvish were more than enough to..." April 25

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    Jeff Wilson @

    Rangers expect Yu Darvish to start Friday despite finger issue. Not worried about it recurring throughout season but know it's possible.

  • Yu Darvish, Jered Weaver exit game

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish left Sunday night's 7-3 victory against the Los Angeles Angels after five innings with a blister on the inside of his right ring finger. Darvish said following the game that the blister didn't bother him during the start and that he expects to take his next turn..." April 08

  • Darvish downplays finger condition, ready for Sunday start with Texas Rangers

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Yu Darvish said a skin problem that arose on his right ring finger during his last start will not prevent him from facing the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday as scheduled. Darvish tore skin on the inside of the right index finger during the sixth inning of his start at Houston on..." April 05

  • Darvish shows why he’s worth every yen

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "For $60 million in salary and a $51.7 million posting fee to his former Japanese team, Yu Darvish came to America last season. And now all of baseball knows what the Texas Rangers knew: He’s worth every yen. In the first outing of his second major league season, Darvish came within an out..." April 03

  • Yu Darvish loses perfect game with two outs in 9th as Rangers beat Astros, 7-0

    Dallas Morning News "So close, yet so far. Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was one out away from throwing the 24th perfect game in major league history on Tuesday night before Houston shortstop Marwin Gonzalez poked a seeing-eye single up the middle to break up history and end Darvish's night. Darvish, who had thrown..." April 03

  • Smarter, mature Darvish breezes through Rangers' tuneup at Ballpark

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Yu Darvish’s full head of short dark hair isn’t the only difference with the Texas Rangers’ Japanese pitching sensation of this spring and last spring. The most noticeable and significant distinction, he said, is a new level of confidence that comes with being more comfortable than the green..." March 29

  • Texas Rangers’ Yu Darvish brushes off Joey Votto’s showboating after home run: ‘I’m not really too concerned’

    Dallas Morning News "Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish went through a new major-league experience on Saturday. A hitter showed him up for the first time. In the first inning against Cincinnati, Darvish dropped a 68-mph curveball into the strike zone against Joey Votto, bringing a loud “oohhhh” from the crowd...." March 24

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    Danny Knobler @

    Rangers announce Matt Harrison as opening day starter. Yu Darvish will start second game of season.

  • Darvish reports improvement; Texas Rangers set plan

    Dallas Morning News "exas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish went through a full workout on Tuesday, and the club expects him to resume a throwing schedule this week. Darvish was scratched from a scheduled start on Monday because of a stiff neck. The tentative plan calls for him to throw a bullpen session on Thursday..." March 20

  • Darvish's situation shrouded in mystery

    MLB.com "Yu Darvish remains sidelined with stiffness in his neck, and the Rangers don't know when he'll pitch again. Darvish, who was scratched from Monday's start against the Royals, went through a workout on Tuesday but the results were inconclusive. The Rangers are off on Wednesday. Darvish is..." March 19

  • Texas Rangers scratch Yu Darvish from start

    Dallas Morning News "Right-hander Yu Darvish will not start on Monday night as scheduled for the Texas Rangers because of neck stiffness. Darvish strained a neck muscle during workouts on Sunday. In a statement issued by the club, Darvish said the strain was “very minor,” and he would have started if this were a..." March 18

  • Rangers add another piece to clubhouse, will help in development of Yu Darvish and Latin players

    Dallas Morning News "The most interesting newcomer for the Rangers will never appear in a game. Kenji Nimura is fluent in three languages: English, Japanese and Spanish. He joined the club this season with the primary duty of assisting Japanese right-hander Yu Darvish and will also help with Hispanic..." March 01

  • Yu Darvish looking strong; Mike Olt makes fireworks; top prospect gets roughed up

    Dallas Morning News "Yu Darvish took the mound Tuesday and impressed with two flawless innings… the rest of the Rangers’ staff? They didn’t fare as well. Here’s a roundup of all our coverage coming out of Surprise on Tuesday: Gerry Fraley writes that a more experienced Yu Darvish is already looking better than he..." February 27

  • Darvish unleashes a knuckleball

    Fox Sports Southwest "Yu Darvish might not know who Charlie Hough is but the Texas pitcher did his best imitation of the former Rangers pitcher Sunday. During his bullpen session, Darvish threw one knuckleball. Apparently there's no reason for Hough or Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to be concerned about the..." February 18

  • Lunch break: Yu Darvish loses weight, builds muscle

    ESPN.com "Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish's offseason goal was to build strength and at the same time reduce his body fat. He believes he's succeeded. Darvish said he lost four pounds and is around 220 pounds this camp as opposed to 224 last year. But he said he's lost some of his body fat too. "I..." February 17

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